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Canucks Sign Free Agent Forward Pavol Demitra

by Staff Writer / Vancouver Canucks
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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Mike Gillis today announced that the team has signed free agent forward Pavol Demitra. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.


"Throughout his NHL career, Pavol has proven himself to be an offensive contributor where ever he has played," said Gillis. "Pavol is a strong two-way hockey player with excellent quickness and finish. His play making abilities will be an asset on our power-play and make him a great addition to our top six forwards."

Demitra, 33, joins the Canucks from the Minnesota Wild, were in 2007-08 he recorded 54 points (15-39-54) and 24 penalty minutes in 68 games. During his 14 year NHL career with the Wild, Los Angeles Kings, St. Louis Blues and Ottawa Senators, Demitra has played 750 regular season games, scoring 281 goals while adding 418 assists for 699 points (281-418-699) and 264 penalty minutes. In 77 Stanley Cup Playoff games, he has added 50 points (20-30-50) and 28 penalty minutes.

The 6-foot, 210 lbs. native of Dubnica, Slovakia, was selected 227th overall by Ottawa in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft.

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1991-1992 Dubnica  Czech-2   28 13 10 23 12
1991-1992 Czechoslovakia  EJC-A   6 4 8 12 2
1992-1993 Dubnica  Czech-2   4 3 0 3
1992-1993 Czech Republic  WJC-A   7 4 4 8 8
1992-1993 Trencin  Czech   46 11 17 28 0
1993-1994 Senators   12 1 1 2 -7 4 1 0 0 10 10.0
1993-1994 P.E.I.  AHL   41 18 23 41 8
1994-1995 Senators   16 4 3 7 -4 0 1 0 0 21 19.0
1994-1995 P.E.I.  AHL   61 26 48 74 23
1995-1996 Senators   31 7 10 17 -3 6 2 0 1 66 10.6
1995-1996 P.E.I.  AHL   48 28 53 81 44
1995-1996 Slovakia  WC-A   5 1 2 3 2
1996-1997 Blues   8 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 1 15 20.0
1996-1997 Slovakia  W-Cup   3 0 0 0 4
1996-1997 Trencin  Slovakia   1 1 1 2
1996-1997 Las Vegas  IHL   22 8 13 21 10
1996-1997 Grand Rapids  IHL   42 20 30 50 24
1997-1998 Blues   61 22 30 52 11 22 4 4 6 147 15.0
1998-1999 Blues   82 37 52 89 13 16 14 0 10 259 14.3
1999-2000 Blues   71 28 47 75 34 8 8 0 4 241 11.6
2000-2001 Blues   44 20 25 45 27 16 5 0 5 124 16.1
2001-2002 Blues   82 35 43 78 13 46 11 0 10 212 16.5
2001-2002 Slovakia  Olympics   2 1 2 3 2
2002-2003 Blues   78 36 57 93 0 32 11 0 4 205 17.6
2002-2003 Slovakia  WC-A   5 2 2 4 4
2003-2004 Blues   68 23 35 58 1 18 8 0 5 179 12.8
2003-2004 Slovakia  WC-A   9 4 4 8 4
2004-2005 Slovakia  W-Cup   4 0 2 2 -2 2
2004-2005 Trencin  Slovakia   54 28 54 82 39
2004-2005 Slovakia  WC-A   7 2 5 7 2
2005-2006 Kings   58 25 37 62 21 42 7 5 7 184 13.6
2005-2006 Slovakia  Olympics   6 2 5 7 2
2006-2007 Wild   71 25 39 64 0 28 9 1 4 175 14.3
2006-2007 Slovakia  WC-A   6 2 2 4 12
2007-2008 Wild   68 15 39 54 9 24 2 0 1 126 11.9
 
NHL Totals:   750 281 418 699 115 264 85 10 58 1,964 14.3
 
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1994-1995 P.E.I.  AHL   5 0 7 7 0
1996-1997 Blues   6 1 3 4 3 6 0 0 0 8 12.5
1997-1998 Blues   10 3 3 6 -3 2 0 0 0 32 9.4
1998-1999 Blues   13 5 4 9 -5 4 3 0 1 31 16.1
2000-2001 Blues   15 2 4 6 3 2 0 0 1 38 5.3
2001-2002 Blues   10 4 7 11 3 6 2 1 1 26 15.4
2002-2003 Blues   7 2 4 6 2 2 1 0 0 11 18.2
2003-2004 Blues   5 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 13 7.7
2004-2005 Trencin  Slovakia   12 4 13 17 14
2006-2007 Wild   5 1 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 9 11.1
2007-2008 Wild   6 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 15 6.7
 
NHL Totals:   77 20 30 50 3 28 7 1 3 183 10.9
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