Martinek Agrees to One-Year Deal
Veteran Defenseman Returns To Islanders For 12th NHL Season
The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Radek Martinek has agreed to a one-year deal.
Martinek, 37, has appeared in 473 career National Hockey League games, including 466 with the Islanders. A native of Havlicko Brod, Czech Republic, Martinek has 25 goals and 82 assists for 107 career points. He’s also appeared in 11 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, all with the Islanders.
The Islanders selected Martinek in the eighth round (228th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The 6’2, 210-pound defenseman scored three goals in 13 regular season games last season with the Islanders, while also appearing in two playoff games during the Islanders’ Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Martinek played five seasons in the Czech league with Ceske Budejovice from 1996-2001, the same club with which he spent the 2004-05 lockout season. He also appeared in four games with Ceske Budejovice last season. On the international stage, Martinek has represented the Czech Republic at three World Championships (2000, 2001, 2011).