Richard Zednik
Richard Zednik
Left Wing
(Richard ZEHD-nick)
Number: 20
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 200
Shoots: Left
Born: Jan 6, 1976
Birthplace: Bystrica, Slovakia
Acquired: Signed as an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2007
Drafted: WSH / 1994 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 10th (249th overall)
Recorded his 300th point with an assist on Oct. 18 vs. Florida ...Tied a career high of/ three points on Oct. 30 at Calgary while with Washington...Missed 26 games with a groin injury...Missed the final nine games of the season due to personal reasons.


Posted 30 points (16g-14a) and 48 penalty minutes in 67 games for Montreal Ranked 11th on the team in points and tied for sixth in goals Recorded six power-play goals and four game-winning goals Fourth on the team with 161 shost on goal Had four multiple-point games Scored six goals in 13 games in November, most of any Canadien Scored the GWG in back-to-back games 11/5 vs. BUF and 11/8 vs. TB Missed 11 games due to injury Scored two goals in six playoff games Represented Slovakia in the 2006 Olympics.

2004-05: Ranked tied for third on Zvolen (Slovakia) with 34 points (15g-19a) and 56 PIM in 36 games Played in 17 playoff games, posting 19 points (9g-10a) and 12 PIM. 2003-04: Established a career high for assists (24) and tied a personal best 50 points in 81 games for Montreal Team leader for shots on goal for the third straight season (218) Led the team with nine game-winning goals (fourth in the NHL) Recorded a seven-game point-scoring streak from 3/1-13 (6g-6a) Played his 500th career game 3/6 vs. LA and posted three points (2g-1a). 2002-03: Established career highs for goals (31) and points (50) Became the Canadiens' first 30-goal scorer since Mark Recchi (32, 1997-98) Registered nine multiple-point games, including three multiple-goal games Collected his 100th point with the Canadiens on 3/25 vs. WSH Led the team in shots (250) Had two five-game point streaks. 2001-02: Played all 82 games and recorded 44 points (22g-22a) Ranked second on the team in points and third in goals Led the team in shots on goal (249) Registered a team-high 12 shots on goal on 12/10 vs. MIN Was the NHL's leading playoff scorer with eight points in four games (4g-4a), before suffering a concussion and a broken nose in Game 4 of the series against Boston. 2000-01: Combined to play 74 games between Washington and Montreal, posting 44 points (19g-25a) Recorded a hat trick 10/31 vs. DET Enjoyed a four-game goal streak (4g) from 2/1-10 Had a three-point performance in his first game in a Canadiens' uniform 3/14 at CAR (1g-2a). 1999-00: More than doubled his previous season's goal, assist and point totals (19-16-35) Was +6 in 69 games for Washington Tied for first in the NHL in game-tying goals (three) Registered six multiple-point games on the season Four-game goal scoring streak from 1/16-22 (6g) Appeared in all five playoff games for the Capitals. 1998-99: Posted 17 points (9g-8a) in 49 games for Washington Returned to action vs. CAR (2/5) after missing 19 games with a strained groin Appeared in his 100th NHL/Capitals game vs. SJ (2/20). 1997-98: Finished the season among the top NHL rookie scoring leaders with 17 goals and nine assists (26 points) Tied for third on the team in goals and shots (148) Named runner-up (with teammate Olie Kolzig) for NHL Player of the Week on 10/6 after recording three goals Scored the first-ever Capitals goal at MCI Center (12/5) vs. FLA Played in 17 playoff games for Washington, posting seven goals and three assists for 10 points. 1996-97: Played in 11 games for Washington, posting three points (2g-1a), including one power-play goal Tallied 35 points (15g-20a) and 70 penalty minutes in 56 games for Portland (AHL) Three of his goals in Portland were game-winners Scored one goal in five playoff games for Portland. 1995-96: Played one game with the Capitals and split the remainder of the season between the AHL and WHL Posted one goal and one assist in one game for Portland (AHL) Recorded nine points (4g-5a) and 26 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games for the Pirates.

Junior Career
1995-96: Posted 81 points (44g-37a) in 61 games for the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) Named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team Appeared in seven playoff games for the Winterhawks, recording eight goals and four assists (12 points) and 23 penalty minutes. 1994-95: Posted 86 points (35g-51a) and 89 penalty minutes in 65 games for the Winterhawks Recorded 10 points (5g-5a) in nine playoff games. 1993-94: Played one season for Banska Bystrica in the Slovak-2 league, posting nine points (3g-6a) in 25 games.

Has represented Slovakia in seven major international competitions: one Olympics, three World Championships, two World Cups of Hockey and one World Junior Championship. 1996: Led the Slovakian team in scoring at the World Junior Championship with seven points (5g-2a) in six games Played three games in the inaugural World Cup of Hockey. 2001: Posted four points (2g-2a) in seven games at the World Championship. 2003: Helped lead Slovakia to a bronze medal, posting eight points (5g-3a) in nine games Ranked second on the team and tied for seventh in the tournament in goals. 2004: Played three games in the World Cup of Hockey. 2005: Made his third World Championship appearance. 2006: Scored one goal in six games at the Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Enjoys playing soccer and tennis in his spare time Favorite athlete is Roger Federer Favorite type of food is Italian.

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