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Isles Day-To-Day: Visnovsky Retires

by Cory Wright / New York Islanders

Former Islander Lubomir Visnovsky formally announced his retirement Wednesday.

Visnovsky played three seasons for the Islanders, his last NHL stop before playing this season in the KHL. Visnovsky scored 45 points (11G, 34A) in 112 games for the Islanders, while scoring 495 points (128G, 367A) over a 14-year career.

An offensively-gifted defenseman, Visnovsky scored a career-high 68 points (18G, 50A) in 2010-11, leading all blueliners in points. “Lubo” also represented Slovakia at four Olympics (1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) and won three medals at the IIHF World Championships: gold in 2002, silver in 2000 and bronze in 2003.

Jack Capuano on Visnovksy:

"It’s an amazing career, with how many games he’s played. To me he was one of those guys who always scored a big goal. I knew he was a really good player, but he’s a great person, he’s a great family man, a great dad. Even going to our archives to make clips for training camp here, he seemed to be in there when our D needed to join or we needed a big goal whether it was on five-on-five or the power play. Just an amazing career for a really good guy and we wish him the best."

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