The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has acquired a second-round selection in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from the New York Islanders in exchange for defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky.
Visnovsky, 35 (8/11/76), appeared in 68 games with the Ducks last season, scoring 6-21=27 points with a +7 rating and 47 penalty minutes (PIM). Acquired from Edmonton in exchange for Ryan Whitney and a sixth-round selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on Mar. 3, 2010, Visnovsky scored 29-79=108 points with a +19 rating and 75 PIM in 165 career games with Anaheim. The 5-10, 200-pound blueliner notched a career-high 18-50=68 points in 2010-11, leading all NHL defensemen in scoring.
Selected by Los Angeles in the fourth round (118th overall) of the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Visnovsky has played for the Kings (2000-08), Edmonton Oilers (2008-10) and Ducks (2010-12) during his 11-year NHL career. In 771 career NHL games, the Topolcany, Slovakia native has notched 117-333=450 points with a +32 rating and 335 PIM.