Radek Martínek

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Radek Martínek
Radek Martinek 2013-05-09.JPG
Martínek with the Islanders during the 2013 playoffs
Born (1976-08-31) August 31, 1976 (age 37)
Havlíčkův Brod, TCH
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
New York Islanders
HC České Budějovice
Columbus Blue Jackets
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 228th overall, 1999
New York Islanders
Playing career 1995–present

Radek Martínek (born August 31, 1976) is a Czec professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the New York Islanders in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Martínek was an 8th round selection, 228th overall by the New York Islanders in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. After playing professionally for five seasons in his native Czech Extraliga with HC České Budějovice, he joined the Islanders in 2001, and entrenched himself as a mainstay on the blueline. With the exception of Rick DiPietro, Martinek had the longest tenure with the Islanders of any current player until he was signed as a free agent by the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 6, 2011.[1]

Martinek opened the 2011–12 season with the Blue Jackets, scoring 1 goal in 7 games before he suffered a season ending concussion against the Detroit Red Wings on October 21, 2011.[2]

In returning to health and as a free agent with the NHL lockout in affect, Martinek signed as he did during the previous lockout with his Czech team HC České Budějovice on September 19, 2012.[3] He appeared in only 4 games with the club before he left to return to North America. With an agreement in place to end the labour dispute Martinek was signed to a one-year deal with his former team, the New York Islanders, to add depth and compete for the number 6 defensive spot on January 13, 2013.[4]

Martínek won a gold medal at the 2001 World Championships as a member of the Czech national team. He was also member of Czech team on 2011 World Championships (Bronze medal).

Career statistics[edit]

Martinek, playing for the Islanders

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 HC Havlíčkův Brod CZE.1 37 3 6 9 14
1996–97 HC České Budějovice CZE 52 3 5 8 40 5 0 1 1 2
1997–98 HC České Budějovice CZE 42 2 7 9 36
1998–99 HC České Budějovice CZE 52 12 13 25 50 3 0 2 2 0
1999–00 HC České Budějovice CZE 45 5 18 23 24
2000–01 HC České Budějovice CZE 44 8 10 18 45
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 23 1 4 5 15
2002–03 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 3 0 3 3 2
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 66 2 11 13 26 4 0 0 0 4
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 47 4 3 7 43 5 0 1 1 0
2004–05 HC České Budějovice CZE.1 30 12 18 30 80 12 2 3 5 6
2005–06 New York Islanders NHL 74 1 16 17 32
2006–07 New York Islanders NHL 43 2 15 17 40
2007–08 New York Islanders NHL 69 0 15 15 40
2008–09 New York Islanders NHL 51 6 4 10 28
2009–10 New York Islanders NHL 16 2 1 3 12
2010–11 New York Islanders NHL 64 3 13 16 35
2011–12 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7 1 0 1 0
2012–13 HC České Budějovice CZE 4 0 2 2 0
2012–13 New York Islanders NHL 13 3 0 3 4 2 0 0 0 2
2013–14 New York Islanders NHL 13 0 3 3 4
NHL totals 486 25 85 110 280 11 0 1 1 6
Medal record
Competitor for  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold 2000 Saint Petersburg
Gold 2001 Nuremberg
Bronze 2011 Bratislava

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Czech Republic WC Gold medal icon.svg 9 0 0 0 4
2001 Czech Republic WC Gold medal icon.svg 9 0 2 2 8
2011 Czech Republic WC Bronze medal icon.svg 1 0 0 0 0
Senior totals 19 0 2 2 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets sign defenseman Radek Martinek". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2011-07-06. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ "Blue Jackets Martinek to miss rest of regular season". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2012-01-19. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Martinek and Ference to play for Budejovice" (in Czech). HC České Budějovice. 2012-09-19. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Martinek agrees to one-year deal". New York Islanders. 2013-01-13. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 

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