BROOKLYN (September 18, 2015) – The New York Islanders and defenseman Marek Zidlicky have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Zidlicky, 38, scored 34 points (seven goals, 27 assists) in a league-high 84 games last season with the New Jersey Devils and Detroit Red Wings. The Most, Czech Republic native, who was traded to Detroit on March 2, appeared in six Stanley Cup Playoff games with the Red Wings.
In 783 career National Hockey League games over 11 seasons with the Nashville Predators, Minnesota Wild, New Jersey and Detroit, Zidlicky has totaled 401 points (85 goals, 316 assists). Fifty-nine of his goals have come on the power play and he's added 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) in 44 playoff games.
The New York Rangers drafted Zidlicky in the sixth round, 176th overall, of the 2001 NHL Draft.
On the international stage, Zidlicky has represented the Czech Republic in three Winter Olympics, six World Championships, one World Cup Tournament and two World Junior Championships. He won a gold medal at the 2005 World Championships and won bronze at the 2006 Olympics and the 2011 World Championships.