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Martin Havlat Acquired For Dany Heatley

Czech Forward Averaged 23 Goals In Last Three Seasons

Sunday, 07.03.2011 / 10:27 PM / News
By San Jose Sharks Staff
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Martin Havlat Acquired For Dany Heatley
San Jose Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Martin Havlat from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for forward Dany Heatley.

Havlat, 30, posted 62 points (22 goals, 40 assists) in 78 regular season games, which tied for the team lead. He also tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (four) and led the team in shots (229).

The 10-year veteran has posted 512 points (209 goals, 303 assists) in 621 regular season games with Minnesota, Chicago and Ottawa. He has added 49 points (19 goals, 30 assists) in 67 career Stanley Cup Playoff games, including 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in his last 26 postseason contests.

Havlat is a former NHL All-Star (2007) and was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 2001. Internationally, he has represented the Czech Republic at the Olympics (2010), the World Cup (2005), the World Championships (2004, 2000) and the World Junior Championship (2000).

“Marty is a player that we have had an interest in for a long time,” Wilson said. “He can play either wing and brings creativity and breakaway speed to our group of top-six forwards. We are excited about the versatility he adds to our lineup.”

The 6-foot-2, 217-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic was originally selected by Ottawa in the first round (26th overall) of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

Heatley, 30, appeared in 162 games for San Jose in two seasons posting 146 points (65 goals, 81 assists).

“When players that we have targeted become available, you need to be able to react quickly and you also have to pay a price in order to acquire them,” Wilson said. “When we made the Brent Burns trade, we knew we still needed to address our speed up front and we think the acquisition of Marty does that.

“We truly appreciate everything that Dany brought to our organization,” Wilson added. “He is a tremendous professional and we wish him the best.”

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 49 25 18 9 43
L. Couture 49 18 25 4 43
J. Thornton 45 10 29 0 39
B. Burns 49 11 25 -5 36
P. Marleau 49 10 25 -8 35
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
T. Hertl 49 8 11 -1 19
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
M. Vlasic 48 6 10 15 16
J. Sheppard 43 5 10 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 20 11 5 .911 2.58
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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