New York Islanders Player History: Where are they all from?
Over the history of Islanders hockey, only 11 players have hailed from Slovakia. One of them has been a goaltender, the other 10 have been skaters.
Islanders Top Slovakians
Zigmund Palffy, RW
Drafted in the second round (26th overall) by the Islanders in 1991, Palffy would be a point-per-game player for the Isles. In six seasons with the team, he would play in 331 games and match his point total to that.
One of the more successful Islanders goalies in recent memory, Halak played for the Islanders for four seasons, playing in 177 games and starting 170 of those.
Halak won 88 of these 177 games, including 38 in the 2014-15 season, which is the franchise’s single-season record. Additionally, Halak recorded 12 shutouts with the team. To go along with the wins, Halak posted a save percentage of .913 and goals against average of 2.69.
Miroslav Satan, LW
Satan played in 243 games over three seasons with the Islanders. In those 243 games, Satan put up 166 points.
The Czech Republic
A combined 10 Czech players have ever played for the Islanders. Of these 10, nine have been skaters and one has been a goalie.
Islanders Top Czechs
Hamrlik played four seasons with the Islanders. During these four seasons, he suited up for 300 games and put up 110 apples and 153 total points.
Over three seasons with the Isles, Reichel played in 164 games. Reichel was pretty productive in those games, scoring 140 points.
David Volek, W
Volek was drafted by the Islanders in 1984 in the 10th round (208th overall). Spending his whole six-year career with the Isles, Volek played in 396 games and racked up 249 points.