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Aug. 10: Capitals Sign Free Agent Defenseman Ivan Majesky

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Capitals Sign Free Agent Defenseman Ivan Majesky

WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 10, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have signed defenseman Ivan Majesky (EYE-VAN migh-YEH-skee), who most recently played in the NHL with the Atlanta Thrashers, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Majesky, 28, was selected 267th overall (ninth round) by Florida in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Thrashers in exchange for a second-round Entry Draft pick on June 21, 2003. The 6' 5", 230-pound native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, recorded three goals, seven assists (10 points) and 76 penalty minutes in 82 games with the Thrashers in 2003-04.

In two NHL seasons Majesky has totaled seven goals, 15 assists (22 points) and 168 penalty minutes in 145 games. Two of his goals have been game-winners. He appeared in all 82 games with Florida as an NHL rookie in 2002-03 while averaging nearly 21 minutes of ice time per contest.

Prior to beginning his North American pro career in 2002-03, Majesky spent seven seasons playing in his native Slovakia and in Finland. He represented Slovakia at the 2002 Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information.  Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges.

Ivan Majesky
Position: Defenseman
Birthday: Sept. 2, 1976 (Banska Bystrica, Slovakia)
Height: 6-5         Weight: 230         Shoots: Right
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, Aug. 10, 2005.

Career Statistics:

                                                                                 Regular Season                                             Playoffs

Year        Team                        League          GP      G       A     Pts      PIM          GP      G       A     Pts   PIM

1995-96    Banska Bystrica          Slovakia          17       0       0       0         18              -        -        -        -        -

1996-97    Banska Bystrica          Slovakia          49       2       4       6           -              -        -        -        -        -

1997-98    Banska Bystrica          Slovak-2          43       6       7      13         50              -        -        -        -        -

1998-99    Banska Bystrica          Slovak-2          48       7       7      14         68              -        -        -        -        -

               Hkm Zvolen               Slovakia             -        -        -        -           -             6       0       2       2       2

1999-00    Hkm Zvolen               Slovakia          51       7       9      16         68            10       0       4       4       2

2000-01    Ilves Tampere             Finland            54       2      14      16         99             9       0       1       1       6                 

2001-02    Ilves Tampere             Finland            44       6       6      12         84              -        -        -        -        -     

               Slovakia                    Olympics           4       0       1       1          4              -        -        -        -        -

2002-03    Florida                     NHL               82       4       8      12         92              -        -        -        -        -

2003-04    Atlanta                     NHL               63       3       7      10         76              -        -        -        -        -

2004-05    HC Sparta Praha         Cze-Rep.          28       2       6       8         40             5       2       1       3       6

              TOTALS                                 NHL             145       7      15      22       168              -        -        -        -        -     

 

 

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