We have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the NHL’s online services, you agree to these updated documents and to the arbitration of disputes.
Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 
SHARE

Islanders sign Martinek to one-year contract

Wednesday, 10.23.2013 / 3:44 PM / News

By NHL.com Staff

Share with your Friends


Islanders sign Martinek to one-year contract
The New York Islanders signed defenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year contract

The New York Islanders on Wednesday signed veteran defenseman Radek Martinek to a one-year contract.

Martinek, 37, has played 10 of his 11 NHL seasons with the Islanders after being an eighth-round pick (No. 228) in the 1999 NHL Draft.

The signing comes on the heels of the team losing defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky to a concussion sustained in a loss Saturday to the Carolina Hurricanes.

Martinek has career totals of 25 goals and 107 points in 473 games with the Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets.

Quote of the Day

Because of the way they play and their skill set I don't think they're fourth-line players, so in my mind I'm looking at one of those guys I'll have to move over to the wing.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on his four-player battle for second-line center