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Martin Straka | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 9/3/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Drafted: 1992 / Rd. 1 (19) / PIT

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Martin Straka officially retired from professional hockey on Friday after his Czech team was eliminated from the playoffs.
Straka retired from the NHL in 2008 and has been playing for HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga. He accumulated 257 goals, 460 assists and 717 points in 954 NHL games and won an Olympic gold and bronze medal in 1998 and 2006 respectively. After his last game, Straka said "I will have a beer and cigarette. It was really nice 25 years in hockey." Fri, Mar 28, 2014 08:00:00 PM

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Martin Straka had a goal and an assist in Plzen's 3-1 win against Kometa Brno.

Straka has 14 goals and 41 points in 32 Czech games this season. This is his fifth straight season with Plzen HC.
Fri, Dec 28, 2012 05:17:00 PM

Former NHLer Martin Straka registered two assists in Plzen's 4-3 overtime victory over Vitkovice in Czech Republic Extraliga action Saturday.

The former 15-year NHL veteran now has 38 points in 30 games. At the age of 40 we do not anticipate Straka will return to the NHL.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 12:39:00 PM

Martin Straka registered an assist in Plzen's 3-2 victory against Litvinov.

Straka has 31 points in 25 Czech games. He's 40 years old and has been a star in the Czech League over the last five seasons.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 03:07:00 PM

Martin Straka had two goals and an assist in Plzen's 8-1 win over Liberec.

Straka has 10 goals and 22 points in 16 Czech games. He's a veteran with 954 NHL games under his belt, but he's been playing in the Czech League for the last five seasons.
Fri, Nov 2, 2012 04:36:00 PM

Martin Straka had a goal in Plzen's 2-1 over Litvinov.

Straka is playing in his fifth season with Plzen HC of the Czech League. He has 257 goals and 717 points in 954 NHL games.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 03:36:00 PM

Martin Straka signed with his former Czech club for one year.

Straka will also take the post of "manager-general for HC Lasselsberger Plzen." It will be a brand new troupe on Broadway next season as Jaromir Jagr and Sean Avery have also flown the coup.
Thu, Jul 10, 2008 02:35:00 PM

Martin Straka has not signed with HC Lasselsberger Plzen of the Czech League despite the team's website stating that he has.

Straka is eligible to become an unrestricted NHL free agent on July 1 and his agent Ritch Winter says he has yet to sign with anyone. "Plzen has made an aggressive offer but it's just one of the offers he will be considering," Winter said. Winter also stated that teams in Sweden and Russia were interested as well. The club president for Plzen said on the team's website that Straka agreed to a deal Wednesday night. It looks as if Martin Straka may be through with the NHL.
Thu, Jun 26, 2008 11:42:00 AM

Martin Straka may return to the Rangers next season if Jaromir Jagr does.

Straka is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer and plans to play one more season, either in the NHL or Europe, before retiring. If Jagr decides to play elsewhere, there will be a significant roster overhaul in Manhattan.
Thu, May 8, 2008 10:53:00 AM

Martin Straka scored a goal and registered an assist in a 5-4 shootout victory Sunday.

Fredrik Sjostrom, Ryan Callahan, and Christian Backman each scored a goal for the Rangers. Brendan Shanahan registered an assist and then scored the game-winning goal in the shootout. Marek Malik registered his sixth and seventh assists of the season.
Sun, Mar 2, 2008 03:30:00 PM

Martin Straka returned to action on Saturday January 12th playing with Scott Gomez and Jaromir Jagr on the Rangers top line.

Straka missed just two games after being sidelined with a concussion last weekend. He netted his eighth goal of the season in the Rangers 4-1 win over Montreal.
Sun, Jan 13, 2008 10:38:00 AM

Martin Straka is day-to-day with a concussion.

The Rangers initially said that Straka's injury on Saturday was a neck stinger, but revealed on Monday the true extent of the injury. He will miss Tuesday and Thursday's games at the very least. Reserve him if you have not done so already.
Tue, Jan 8, 2008 12:58:00 PM

Martin Straka suffered an apparent stinger in overtime during Saturday's 3-2 shootout loss to Edmonton.

No word yet if he will miss any action, but we will keep you informed.
Sun, Jan 6, 2008 11:32:00 AM

Martin Straka scored twice in a 5-4 overtime loss Wednesday.

Brendan Shanahan netted a goal and registered two assists in the losing effort. Scott Gomez scored the Rangers' other goal.
Wed, Dec 12, 2007 09:52:00 PM

Martin Straka played for more then 20 minutes in a 3-2 loss Sunday.

Straka played on Friday after missing a month due to a broken finger. However, he had to leave Friday's game with a sore hamstring. He had 29 goals and 70 points in 77 games last season.
Sun, Nov 25, 2007 04:06:00 PM

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