Richard Zednik Inks 2-Year Deal With Panthers

Monday, 07.2.2007 / 8:46 AM ET / Transactions
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Richard Zednik Inks 2-Year Deal With Panthers
Florida Panthers General Manager and Head Coach Jacques Martin announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with LW Richard Zednik.

Zednik, 31, has played in 621 career NHL games for Washington (1995-01, 2006-07), Montreal (2001-2004), NY Islanders (2007), recording 320 points (168-152-320). For his NHL career, Zednik has appeared in 48 postseason contests scoring 16 goals with 10 assists. Last season, while playing for both Washington and the NY Islanders he tallied 21 points (7-14-21) in 42 games played. He scored 20 goals three times for the Canadiens, including a career-high 31 in 2002-03.

“Richard is a hard working forward who possesses exceptional speed and a scoring touch,” said Martin. “He can play at left or right wing and will complement our nucleus of forwards very well. Additionally, he is a clutch player who has performed very well in postseason competition. He will be counted on as we look to bring continued stability and success to the Panthers organization.”

The Banska Bystrica, Slovakia native has represented his native country in seven international competitions that include one Olympics, three world championships, two World Cups of Hockey and one World Junior Championship.

Zednik was drafted by Washington with their tenth choice (249th overall) in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft. is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks and NHL Draft name and logo are trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2016 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.