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Visnovsky Agrees to Two-Year Extension

Defenseman Signs Through 2015

Friday, 03.29.2013 / 9:44 PM ET / News
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Visnovsky Agrees to Two-Year Extension

The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky has agreed to terms on a two-year contract extension.

Visnovsky, 36, has nine points (three goals and six assists) in 22 games with the Islanders this season. Through his first 22 games this season, Visnovsky has been on the ice for 34 of the 59 goals (58%) scored by the Islanders. He was acquired on June 22, 2012 from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for the Islanders second round selection in the upcoming 2013 NHL Draft.

Visnovsky played the previous three seasons with the Ducks, totaling 122 points (29 goals and 93 assists) in 165 games. He had a career year with Anaheim during the 2010-11 campaign, when he scored 18 goals and 50 assists (68 points) in 81 games.

The 5'10", 197-pound defenseman spent two seasons playing for the Edmonton Oilers from 2008-2010. Visnovsky scored 63 points (18 goals and 45 assists) over the two years in Edmonton. The Los Angeles Kings originally drafted Visnovsky in the fourth round (118th overall) of 2000 NHL Entry Draft, where he played seven years with the organization, accumulating 279 points (70 goals and 209 assists) in 499 games with the Kings.

A native of Topolcany, Slovakia, Visnovsky has played for his country in three Winter Olympics, totaling eight points (four goals and four assists) in 16 games. Visnovsky has also represented Slovakia at eight World Championships, as well as the World Cup Tournament in 2004.

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