The New York Islanders on Friday traded a second-round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Draft to acquire defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky from the Anaheim Ducks, according to a report (Arthur Staple's Twitter). The Isles made the trade before their first pick at the 2012 NHL Draft in Pittsburgh at Consol Energy Center.
The veteran defenseman has played the last three seasons with the Ducks after beginning his career with the Kings. In 68 games last season, Visnovsky scored six goals and had 21 assists. Visnovsky could give the Islanders' power-play a much needed boost and the defensive core a veteran presence. In his career, Visnovsky has scored 47 goals and has racked up 174 assists on the power play.