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Devils re-sign Marek Zidlicky

Defenseman returns for fourth season in New Jersey

Tuesday, 06.3.2014 / 2:51 PM ET / News
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Devils re-sign Marek Zidlicky
Devils re-sign Marek Zidlicky

Newark, NJ – The New Jersey Devils today re-signed defenseman Marek Zidlicky to a new contract. The announcement was made by Devils’ President/General Manager Lou Lamoriello. As per club policy, no further terms were disclosed.

Zidlicky will enter his fourth season with New Jersey and 11th in NHL overall. He finished first among the club’s defensemen and fifth on the team with 42 points last season, including 12 goals and 30 assists, while appearing in 81 games.

The 5-11, 190-lb. rearguard also led the club with eight power play goals, 18 power play points and 60 penalty minutes. He has 18 goals and 51 assists for 69 points and 108 penalty minutes in 151 games as a Devil since being acquired from Minnesota on February 24, 2012. Zidlicky has career totals of 78 goals and 289 assists for 367 points and 604 penalty minutes in 699 games with Nashville, Minnesota and New Jersey.

Since entering the league in 2003-04, he ranks 12th in games played, 15th in goals, tied for ninth in assists, 11th in points and tied for fourth with 53 power play goals among all NHL defensemen.

Born February 3, 1977 in Most, Czech Republic, he has represented his country in three Winter Olympic Games (2006 Bronze Medal), six World Championships (2005 Gold Medal, 2011 Bronze), the 2004 World Cup and two World Junior Championships. He was the NY Rangers’ sixth choice and 176th overall selection in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to his NHL career, Zidlicky played four seasons with HIFK Helsinki in the Finnish Elite League.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 70 16 25 -3 41
M. Cammalleri 63 27 13 3 40
P. Elias 64 11 21 -16 32
S. Gomez 53 7 24 -8 31
S. Bernier 62 13 14 3 27
T. Zajac 69 11 12 -4 23
A. Larsson 59 3 20 3 23
A. Greene 77 3 18 2 21
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
E. Gelinas 57 6 12 -3 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 28 9 .927 2.20
K. Kinkaid 5 5 3 .918 2.47