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Capitals Acquire Right Wing Richard Zednik

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals

Washington, D.C. – July 12, 2006 – The Washington Capitals have acquired right wing Richard Zednik from the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a third-round draft pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.


 
“Richard played very well when he was in Washington, and we look forward to him rejoining the team,” said McPhee. “He is very competitive and brings excellent outside speed.”

Zednik, 30, was Washington’s 10th choice, 249th overall, in the 1994 Entry Draft. The 6’0”, 200-pound native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, spent most of his first six professional seasons with the Capitals, notching 116 points (63 goals, 53 assists) in 257 games. Zednik was traded to Montreal, March 13, 2001, and posted 98 goals and 85 assists for 183 points in 322 games for the Canadiens during five seasons.

"I had some really good years in Washington in the beginning of my career and now I'm excited to come back as a veteran," said Zednik.
 
In 579 NHL games Zednik has scored 161 goals and notched 138 assists for 299 points and posted 456 penalty minutes. He has scored 19 or more goals five times in his career, including 31 goals in 2002-03.

Richard Zednik
Position: Right wing
Birthday: Jan. 6, 1976 (Banska Bystrica, Slovakia)
Height: 6’0”      Weight: 200       Shoots: Left
Acquired: From Montreal for third round pick in 2007 Entry Draft, July 12, 2006.
Drafted: Washington’s 10th choice, 249th overall, in 1994 Entry Draft.
 
                                                                                 Regular Season                                        Playoffs
Year       Team                      League        GP      G      A    Pts    PIM          GP      G      A    Pts  PIM
1993-94  SK Banska           Slovakia-2  25       3       6       9        -              -        -        -        -        -
1994-95  Portland                WHL             65     35     51     86      89           9       5       5     10     20
1995-96  Washington         NHL               1       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -
               Portland                  WHL             61     44     37     81      154          7       8       4     12     23
               Portland                  AHL                1       1       1       2          0           21       4       5       9     26
               Slovakia                  WJC                6       5       2       7        10           -        -        -        -        -
               Slovakia                  WC                 3       0       0       0          0            -        -        -        -        -
1996-97  Washington        NHL             11       2       1       3          4             -        -        -        -        -
               Portland                  AHL              56     15     20     35        70          5       1       0       1       6
1997-98  Washington         NHL             65     17       9     26        28           17       7       3     10     16
1998-99  Washington         NHL             49       9       8     17        50             -        -        -        -        -
1999-00  Washington         NHL             69     19     16     35        54            5       0       0       0        5
2000-01  Washington         NHL             62     16     19     35        61            -        -        -        -        -
               Montreal                 NHL             12       3       6       9        10              -        -        -        -        -
               Slovakia                  WC                 7       2       2       4        14             -        -        -        -        -
2001-02  Montreal               NHL             82     22     22     44        59            4       4       4       8       6
2002-03  Montreal               NHL             80     31     19     50        79             -        -        -        -        -
               Slovakia                  WC                 9       5       3       8          6              -        -        -        -        -
2003-04  Montreal               NHL             81     26     24     50        63           11       3       3       6       2
               Slovakia                  WC                 3       0       0       0          0              -        -        -        -        -
2004-05  Zvolen                 Slovakia         36     15     19     34        56           17       9     10     19    12
2005-06  Montreal               NHL             67     16     14     30        48             6       2       0       2       4
CAPITALS TOTALS                              257     63     53   116      197             22       7       3     10     21
NHL TOTALS                                         579   161   138   299      456           43       16      10      26     3

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