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Oilers acquire Lubomir Visnovsky from L.A.

Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene traded to the Kings

Monday, 30.06.2008 / 12:33 AM / Transactions
By Edmonton Oilers Press Release
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Oilers acquire Lubomir Visnovsky from L.A.
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky.
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The Edmonton Oilers have acquired defenceman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for defenceman Matt Greene and forward Jarret Stoll.

Selected by the Kings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft (4th choice, 118th overall), Visnovsky led the Kings in defencemen scoring for the third consecutive season in 2007-08, collecting eight goals and 33 assists for 41 points, while playing in a career-high 82 games.

Oilers’ General Manager Kevin Lowe says, “Although it is tough to see good players and good people move on, we feel we’ve made a step towards improving our overall offense.  Lubomir is a world-class defencemen who has been one of the premier offensive defencemen over the past five years.” 

The 5-10, 188-pound native of Topolcany, Slovakia, has played in 499 games over seven seasons, all with the Kings and he ranks fourth all-time in goals (70), assists (209) and points (279) by a Kings defenceman.

Visnovsky, 30, finished the 2006-07 season with 18-40-58 in 69 games. His 18 goals were a career-high and his eight power-play goals ranked second among Kings defencemen and fifth overall on the club. In addition, Visnovsky was named to the 2007 NHL All-Star Game.

Visnovsky is the only defenceman to ever lead the Kings in scoring after recording a career-high 67 points (17-50-67) in 2005-06. His 67 points represented the fourth-highest single-season total ever produced by a Kings defenceman, while his 50 assists led the team and established a new career-high.  That same season, Visnovsky was the only defenceman in the NHL to lead his team in scoring.

Internationally, Visnovsky led Slovakia in scoring at the 2008 World Championships with nine points (2-7-9) and a +5 rating in five games. He also represented his country at the Olympic Winter Games in 2002 and 2006.

VISNOVSKY'S CAREER STATISTICS:

Season Team Lg GP G A P +/- PIM
1994-95 Slovakia WJC C 4 1 1 2   0
  Bratislava SVK 36 11 10 21   10
  Slovakia WJC B 7 1 6 7   4
1995-96 Bratislava SVK 48 9 11 20 16 24
  Slovakia WJC            
  Slovakia WC 5 0 1 1 -1 4
  Slovakia WCup 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Bratislava EHL 6 3 1 4 8 2
  Bratislava SVK 46 11 13 24 22 12
  Slovakia WC 8 0 1 1 1 4
1997-98 Bratislava EHL 6 1 0 1   4
  Bratislava SVK 47 9 13 22 34 24
1998-99 Bratislava EHL 6 0 3 3   4
  Bratislava SVK 50 14 15 29 59 31
  Slovakia WC 6 0 2 2 1 6
1999-00 Bratislava SVK 52 21 24 45 64 38
  Slovakia WC 9 0 6 6 3 2
2000-01 LOS ANGELES NHL 81 7 32 39 16 36
2001-02 LOS ANGELES NHL 72 4 17 21 -5 14
  Slovakia OG 3 1 2 3 3 0
  Slovakia WC 5 2 1 3 5 2
2002-03 LOS ANGELES NHL 57 8 16 24 2 28
  Slovakia WC 9 4 8 12 11 2
2003-04 LOS ANGELES NHL 58 8 21 29 8 26
  Slovakia WCup 4 0 0 0 -5 6
  Bratislava SVK 43 13 25 38 27 40
  Slovakia WC 7 2 6 8 2 0
2004-05 LOS ANGELES NHL 80 17 50 67 7 50
  Slovakia OG 6 1 1 2 3 0
2006-07 LOS ANGELES NHL 69 18 40 58 1 26
2007-08 LOS ANGELES NHL 82 8 33 41 -18 34
  Slovakia WC 5 2 7 9 5 0
  NHL TOTALS   499 70 209 279 11 214

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