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Martin Havlat | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/19/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
Contract: view contract details

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Martin Havlat scored a power play goal on Friday.
Havlat could be in an ideal spot with the Devils as he will likely play alongside his good friend Patrik Elias as a top six-forward and see some time on the power play. If he can remain healthy, and that's a big if, he could get 20 goals and 45-50 points this season. Sep 28 - 9:00 AM

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Martin Havlat was on a line with Dainius Zubrus and Patrik Elias during Friday's practice.

Havlat is getting ready for his first season with New Jersey after inking a one-year, $1.5 million contract, but he's good friends with Elias. It's expected that Havlat will get every opportunity to prove that he's a good fit on that line.
Sep 19 - 10:47 AM

Martin Havlat is moving into a comfortable situation with the Devils.

He spoke with fellow Czechs Patrik Elias and Marek Zidlicky before signing with New Jersey. "So, I'm pretty close with those two guys for sure," Havlat said. "But, over the 14 years – 15 years it's going to be – I've been talking to Patty a lot, so I know a little bit about this organization. Right now, I became a free agent a couple days ago and I had to make a decision and after talking to Lou (Lamoriello) and a few of the guys I got the chance to come (to New Jersey) and I'm very happy I can be part of the Devils for the next year." Injuries have hindered him for the last three seasons and he's a risky bet to remain healthy in 2014-14.
Jul 3 - 10:41 AM

The New Jersey Devils have signed Martin Havlat to a one-year/$1.5 million contract.

Havlat was just bought out by the San Jose Sharks and the Devils hope that playing with Jaromir Jagr will bring him back to his glory days. He had 12 goals and 22 points in 47 games last season. He could get to the 40 point mark in 2014-15 if everything works out.
Jul 1 - 2:09 PM

Martin Havlat will draw widespread interest around the league, once his buyout from the Sharks is complete.

Monday at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to use their compliance buyout, and multiple reports are indicating the Sharks will use theirs on Havlat. The winger market isn’t deep, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the 33-year-old sign quickly at the start of free agency July 1. He had 12 goals and 10 assists last season in 48 games, and has battled his fair share of injuries in recent seasons.
Jun 28 - 9:48 PM

The San Jose Sharks are expected to use a compliance buyout on Martin Havlat.

The Sharks already made it clear that Havlat wouldn't be back and it would have been surprising if anyone was willing to trade for him, so here we are. The Sharks will save $5 million in cap space for the 2014-15 campaign. Meanwhile, Havlat is likely to find a club willing to give him a chance to bounce back. He is still reasonably effective when healthy. The problem is that he's often not healthy.
Jun 27 - 6:08 PM

San Jose GM Doug Wilson stated Thursday that forward Martin Havlat will not be with the club next season.

The marriage between the Sharks and Havlat hasn't been the greatest, but considering he's still owed $5 million for the final year of his contract, it sounds as though the team is willing to buy out the deal to rid themselves of him. In the right situation, Havlat could still be an asset to some team's offense next season.
May 15 - 9:06 PM

Do not expect to see Martin Havlat in the San Jose lineup Sunday.

Havlat was a healthy scratch in Game 1 along with Tyler Kennedy, Matt Irwin, Bracken Kearns and Matt Tennyson and it appears based on practice lines Saturday that coach Todd McLellan will not make any changes.
Apr 20 - 10:54 AM

Martin Havlat registered his sixth career hat trick and an assist in the Sharks' 5-1 win over Colordado Friday night.

Havlat's last hat trick came in November 2005, as an Ottawa Senator against the Buffalo Sabres. Havlat was a healthy scratch Wednesday when the Sharks lost 5-2 at Anaheim but he returned to the lineup against Colorado, skating on the second line with Logan Couture and Patrick Marleau. The often-injured forward now has 12 and 10 assists in 47 games this season. Marleau also had a strong game with a goal and two assists, while Couture assisted on three goals in the victory. Dan Boyle also scored for the Sharks.
Apr 12 - 5:12 AM

Martin Havlat found the back of the net on Tuesday.

Havlat has scored four goals in six games as he tries to finish a rough season on a high note. He has eight goals and seven assists in 37 games in 2013-14.
Mar 19 - 11:24 AM

Martin Havlat chipped in a goal and an assist for the Sharks as San Jose squeezed past the Islanders 4-3 on Friday night.

Havlat’s season has once again been hampered by injuries. The 13 year veteran who once scored 31 goals and 68 points in 68 games as a 22 year-old has exceeded the been held to just 59 points over the past three seasons.
Mar 14 - 9:32 PM

Martin Havlat scored a goal in San Jose's 3-2 overtime loss to Carolina Tuesday evening.

Havlat has been very disappointing this season with only 11 points in 32 games this season. Brent Burns scored the other goal for the Sharks.
Mar 5 - 5:06 AM

Coach Todd MacLellan moved Martin Havlat to the fourth line and replaced him with Tommy Wingels.

Havlat has seen his fantasy value drop significantly in the last couple of seasons. Wingels played alongside Patrick Marleau and Logan Couture while Havlat played only 12:41 minutes. He has four goals and 10 points in 31 games so he should not be on your fantasy roster.
Mar 3 - 9:50 AM

With Matthew Nieto (foot) sidelined, Martin Havlat is projected to serve as a top-six forward on Friday.

Havlat is coming off a strong game where he had a goal and an assist. He has 10 points in 27 games in 2013-14.
Feb 7 - 4:18 PM

Martin Havlat had a goal and an assist in the Sharks' 2-1 overtime win on Wednesday.

Havlat snapped a five-game point drought. He has four goals and six assists in 27 contests this season.
Feb 6 - 10:48 AM

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LW1Michael Cammalleri
2Tuomo Ruutu
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4Stephen Gionta
5Dainius Zubrus
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Martin Havlat
5Steve Bernier
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
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