Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lubomir Visnovsky
Lubomir Visnovsky was born August 11, 1976 in Topolcany, Slovakia. The fourth round choice, 118th overall selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Visnovsky is an offensively gifted player who made his North American and NHL debut in 2000-01.

The Topolcany, Slovakia native spent the early part of his career with Bratislava of the Slovakia Elite League, leading all defencemen in scoring with 45 points in 1999-00. In his first season with the Kings in 2000-01, Visnovsky tallied 39 points and earned a spot on the NHL All-Rookie Team. Visnovsky was limited to a mere 57 games in 2002-03 and 58 games in 2003-04.

During the NHL lockout, Visnovsky competed in Slovakia where he tallied 38 points in 43 games. When the league returned to action, he became the only defenceman in Kings history to lead the club in scoring for a season. Visnovsky followed that remarkable season with a 58-point campaign in 2006-07, and a 41-point season in 2007-08.

In the summer of 2008, Visnovsky was sent to the Edmonton Oilers via a three-player trade.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Visnovsky was traded to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Ryan Whitney and a sixth round draft pick.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Slovakia EJC-C 6 2 3 5 5
1994-95 HC Slovan Bratislava Slovakia 36 11 12 23 10 9 1 3 4 2
1994-95 Slovakia WJC-B 7 1 6 7 4
1995-96 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 35 8 6 14 22 13 1 5 6 2
1995-96 Slovakia WJC-A 6 1 5 6 4
1995-96 Slovakia WC-A 5 0 1 1 4
1996-97 Slovakia W-Cup 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 44 11 12 23 2 0 1 1
1996-97 HC Slovan Bratislava EuroHL 6 3 1 4 2 2 0 0 0 6
1996-97 Slovakia WC-A 8 0 1 1 4
1997-98 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 36 7 9 16 16 11 2 4 6 8
1997-98 HC Slovan Bratislava EuroHL 6 1 0 1 4
1997-98 Slovakia Olympics 3 0 0 0 2
1998-99 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 40 9 10 19 31 10 5 5 10 0
1998-99 HC Slovan Bratislava EuroHL 6 0 3 3 4
1998-99 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 2 2 6
1999-00 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 52 21 24 45 38 8 5 3 8 16
1999-00 Slovakia WC-A 9 0 6 6 2 +3
2000-01 Los Angeles Kings NHL 81 7 32 39 36 +16 8 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Los Angeles Kings NHL 72 4 17 21 14 -5 4 0 1 1 0
2001-02 Slovakia Olympics 3 1 2 3 0 +4
2001-02 Slovakia WC-A 5 2 1 3 2 +5
2002-03 Los Angeles Kings NHL 57 8 16 24 28 +2
2002-03 Slovakia WC-A 9 4 8 12 2 +11
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 8 21 29 26 +8
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 4 0 0 0 6 -5
2004-05 HC Slovan Slovnaft Bratislava Slovakia 43 13 25 38 40 14 2 10 12 10
2004-05 Slovakia WC-A 7 2 6 8 0 +2
2005-06 Los Angeles Kings NHL 80 17 50 67 50 +7
2005-06 Slovakia Olympics 6 1 1 2 0 +3
2006-07 Los Angeles Kings NHL 69 18 40 58 26 +1
2007-08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 82 8 33 41 34 -18
2007-08 Slovakia WC-A 5 2 7 9 0 +5
2008-09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 50 8 23 31 30 +6
2009-10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 57 10 22 32 16 -4
2009-10 Slovakia Olympics 7 2 1 3 0 +1
2009-10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 16 5 8 13 4 -6
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 81 18 50 68 24 +18 6 0 3 3 2
2010-11 Slovakia WC-A 3 0 2 2 0 +1
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 68 6 21 27 47 +7
2012-13 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 32 6 10 16 22
2012-13 New York Islanders NHL 35 3 11 14 20 +12 6 0 2 2 2
2013-14 New York Islanders NHL 24 3 8 11 10 -1
2014-15 New York Islanders NHL 53 5 15 20 8 -3 4 0 2 2 0
2015-16 HC Slovan Bratislava (SVK) KHL 9 2 8 10 2 4 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 883 128 367 495 373 28 0 8 8 4


NHL All-Rookie Team (2001) NHL Second All-Star Team (2011) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2007) Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (Slovakia), September 27, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Los Angeles for Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene, June 29, 2008. Traded to Anaheim by Edmonton for Ryan Whitney and Anaheim's 6th round pick (Brandon Davidson) in 2010 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to NY Islanders by Anaheim for NY Islanders' 2nd round pick (Nick Sorensen) in 2013 NHL Draft, June 22, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Bratislava (KHL), September 15, 2012. Missed majority of 2013-14 due to head inury vs. Carolina, October 19, 2013. Officially announced his retirement, February 28, 2016.
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