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RADEK REWARDED

Friday, 10.05.2007 / 10:03 AM / News
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RADEK REWARDED

Defenseman Radek Martinek signs three-year contract extension; stays an Islander through at least 2010-2011

Radek Martinek
Veteran defenseman RADEK MARTINEK has been signed to a three-year contract extension that keeps him a New York Islander for at least the next four seasons, through 2010-2011. The 31-year old native of the Czech Republic had been signed only through this season and could have become a free agent.

"Our organization has felt for a while that Radek is one of the most underrated defensemen in the league," said Islanders general manager Garth Snow. "He is a very steady defenseman in both zones and he plays with a lot of grit. It was a priority for us to keep Radek an Islander beyond this season. We're very happy he was as dedicated to staying an Islander as we were to keeping him here."

Tonight marks the beginning of Martinek's sixth season with the Islanders. In 253 regular season NHL games, he has 10 goals and 49 assists for 59 points and a career plus-minus of +21. Despite missing the final 30 games of the 2006-07 season with a fractured leg, the 6-1, 210-pound defenseman matched a career high with 17 points (2 goals, 15 assists) and led the team with a +17.

"The Islanders were the NHL team that drafted me and Long Island has become a second home," Martinek said this morning. "I never even considered the possibility of playing for another team. I'm looking forward to this season and many more to come as an Islander."

Martinek was selected by the Islanders in the eighth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. He played a key role on the Czech Republic's gold medal team in the 2001 World Championships.

"That's great news to start the season," said Islanders head coach Ted Nolan. "I'm happy for Marty because he's earned this, but I'm just as happy for our team and our fans because we just locked up one of our key veteran defensemen."

The Islanders open the 2007-08 season in Buffalo tonight before coming home to host Opening Night against the Sabres on Saturday at 7:05 pm at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Please note: On the Islanders Insider sent out this morning, we incorrectly reported Martinek was signed through 2011-2012. We apologize for the error.




Search for "MARTINEK" in the Islanders TV console for exclusive interviews and highlights of the defenseman.





FANS: DON'T FORGET KIDS OPENING DAY ON MONDAY!!!
Free DP Jersey for kids 14 and under, presented by RexCorp Islanders Inspire


You won't find a more family-friendly event in major pro sports than Kids Opening Day with the New York Islanders, presented by Rexcorp Islanders Inspire.

The tradition continues to grow in a big way when Rick DiPietro and the Islanders host superstar Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals on Columbus Day, this Monday, October 8 at 2:00 pm at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Among the highlights of Kids Opening Day:

FREE DiPIETRO JERSEY: All fans 14 and under will receive a Rick DiPietro team jersey!

POST-GAME KIDZ SHOOTOUT: After the game, children are invited on the Coliseum ice to take a shot on goal! And while you wait, you could get some shooting tips (and an autograph!) from an Islanders player.

NYI FAMILY FUN FEST STARTS AT NOON!: Arrive at the Coliseum early and join us on the Plaza for our new Family Fan Fest, featuring an obstacle course, giant slide, face painting, kids broadcasting station, interactive games and so much more.

MASCOTS GALORE: Starting at noon on the Plaza and continuing throughout the game, Sparky and his friends will entertain children of all ages. Sparky's buddies include Storm (Bridgeport Sound Tigers), Thrash (Atlanta), Stormy (Carolina), Gnash (Nashville), Blades (Boston) and Stinger (Columbus), and, as always, there will be plenty of surprise guests.

In addition, ALL activities during the game will be for the children. This means PA announcements of Islanders goals will be done by young Islander fans. All in-game giveaways will be for children. All scoreboard contests will be played by kids. And expect plenty of surprises throughout the day.

Thanks to Dave & Buster's and Nathan's, the Islanders are proud to introduce the Family Fun Pack for Kids' Opening Day and receive the following.

  • 4 tickets
  • 4 vouchers for hot dog and soda
  • 4 Islanders hats
  • 1 Dave & Buster's $10 Power Card
 
Valued at $300, the Islanders Family Fun Pack can be purchased for just $125.

Make Columbus Day a memorable experience for the whole family by attending an Islanders game at the Nassau Coliseum.

To purchase a family fun pack, please call the Islanders customer service department at 1 800 882 ISLES, ext. 2. All other tickets can be purchased at the Coliseum box office and through Ticketmaster.
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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