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Marty Havlat
BIRTHDATE: April 19, 1981  (AGE 33)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: OTT / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (26th overall)
Needs 21pts to reach 600pt mark in NHL career…Ranks third in career scoring among active players from the Czech Rep. behind J. Jagr and P. Elias…2013-14: Injuries during third season with SJ/13th NHL campaign limited playing time to just 48 games…Totaled six multi-pt.games, including sixth career hat trick/career-high (tie) 4pts Apr. 11 vs. Col.…Recorded 1g-1a-2pts on four occasions, most recently Mar. 14 at NYI; also had 2a Mar. 27 vs. Wpg…Posted points in back-to-back games three times: Mar. 25-27 (1g-2a-3pts), Dec. 17-19 (1g-2a-3pts) and Nov. 23-27 (2a)…Notched lone PPG Mar. 18 vs. Fla…Finished at plus-14, his best mark since ‘08-09 (+29)…Made season debut Oct. 30 at LA; missed 12 games with groin injury…Missed 17 matches Dec. 23-Jan. 27 with lower body injury…Saw action in just one post-season contest.
NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007, 2011) Signed as a free agent by Znojmo (CzRep), September 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), November 10, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), January 31, 2005. Missed majority of 2005-06 due to shoulder injury vs. Montreal, November 29, 2005. Traded to Chicago by Ottawa with Bryan Smolinski for Tom Preissing, Josh Hennessy, Michal Barinka and Chicago's 2nd round choice (Patrick Wiercioch) in 2008 Entry Draft, July 10, 2006. Missed majority of 2007-08 due to shoulder (October 4, 2007 at Minnesota) and groin (December 22, 2007 at Ottawa) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2009. Traded to San Jose by Minnesota for Dany Heatley, July 3, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to lower-body injury vs. Edmonton, December 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 1, 2014.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares