New York Rangers President and General Manager Neil Smith announced today that the club has acquired right wing Radek Dvorak from the San Jose Sharks in exchange for forward Todd Harvey and a fourth round draft choice in 2001. San Jose acquired Dvorak from the Florida Panthers in exchange for goaltender Mike Vernon and a third round draft choice in 2000.
Dvorak, 22, has tallied seven goals and 10 assists for 17 points, along with a plus five rating in 35 contests with Florida this season, his fifth in the National Hockey League.
The 6-1, 194-pound right wing has skated in 336 career NHL contests with the Florida Panthers, notching 69 goals and 93 assists for 162 points, along with 118 penalty minutes. He has registered four points (one goal, three assists) in 19 career playoff outings with Florida. Dvorak has never appeared in a minor league contest.
Prior to his professional career, Dvorak appeared in 73 career matches with HC Budejovice of the Czech Republic League, recording 64 goals and 69 assists for 133 points from 1992-93 to 1994-95.
The native of Tabor, Czech Republic was originally drafted as Florida's first choice, 10th overall, in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft.