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Ducks send Visnovsky to Isles

Friday, 06.22.2012 / 7:31 PM / News

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Ducks send Visnovsky to Isles
The New York Islanders landed veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.

The New York Islanders landed veteran defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.

Lubomir Visnovsky
Lubomir Visnovsky - Career
Defense - NYI
Goals: 117 | Assists: 333 | Pts: 450
Games: 771 | +/-: +32
Anaheim will receive a second-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft for Visnovsky, who had six goals and 27 points in 68 games for the Ducks this past season. In 2010-11, he had 18 goals and 68 points -- the most in the NHL among defensemen.

Visnovsky, who turns 36 in August, will cost $5.6 million against the salary cap for the Islanders next season, though his 2012-13 salary is $3 million, according to CapGeek. A veteran defenseman was considered a top priority for the Islanders this offseason.

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