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Radek Martinek

Radek Martinek  #4

Defenseman
NUMBER: 4 BIRTHDATE: August 31, 1976
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Havlí?k?v Brod, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NYI / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 8th   (228th overall)
- Agreed to a one-year contract with the Islanders on Oct. 23
- Recorded two assists in his season debut on Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh
- Placed on IR on Dec. 12 (retroactive to Nov. 29) with back spasms
- Taken off IR on Jan. 16 after missing 22 games and played that night in Tampa Bay
Missed majority of 2001-02 due to knee injury vs. NY Rangers, November 11, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep-2), September 17, 2004. Missed majority of 2009-10 due to knee injury at New Jersey, November 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 6, 2011. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to head injury at Detroit, October 21, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budejovice (CzRep), September 19, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring groin injury and as a healthy reserve.
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Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'

— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis