Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Martin Cibak
Martin Cibak was born May 17, 1980 in Liptovmikulas, Slovakia. The 9th round choice, 252nd overall selection of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Cibak who is a graduate of the Western Hockey League's Medicine Hat Tigers came to North America in 1998-99 after spending three seasons in the HK Liptovsky system.

A good skater with good puck skills, Cibak, a two-time member of Slovakia's World Junior team in 1999 and 2000 made the jump to the professional ranks in 2000-01 as a member of the IHL's Detroit Vipers. In his first year of professional hockey, Cibak led the Vipers in assists with 28 and points with 38 before splitting his 2001-02 season with Tampa Bay and the team's AHL affiliate in Springfield. Cibak returned to Falcons for the 2002-03 season, before becoming a regular with the Bolts in 2003-04. In his first full season with the club, Cibak registered nine points (2-7-9) in 63 games and was a key player in the club's run to the Stanley Cup title.

Following stops in L.Mikulas (Slovakia), Pizen (Czech Republic) and HC Kosice (Slovakia) during the NHL lock out Cibak would return to the Lightning in 2005-06.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Jr. Slovak-Jr. 48 38 35 73
1996-97 HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Jr. Slovak-Jr. 45 22 18 40
1997-98 HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Jr. Slovak-Jr. 42 31 21 52
1997-98 HK 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovakia 28 1 3 4 10
1998-99 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 66 21 26 47 72 -21
1998-99 Slovakia WJC-A 6 2 3 5 6
1999-00 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 58 16 29 45 77 +5
1999-00 Slovakia WJC-A 7 2 1 3 4 0
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 79 10 28 38 88 -27
2001-02 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 26 1 5 6 8 -6
2001-02 Springfield Falcons AHL 52 5 9 14 44 -10
2002-03 Springfield Falcons AHL 62 5 15 20 78 -6 6 1 2 3 4
2003-04 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 63 2 7 9 30 -1 6 0 1 1 0
2003-04 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 2 -1
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 4 1 0 1 0 0
2004-05 MHk 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovakia 4 0 0 0 6
2004-05 HC Lasselsberger Plzen CzRep 30 4 11 15 52
2004-05 HC Kosice Slovakia 6 1 3 4 8 10 2 5 7 36
2005-06 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 65 2 6 8 22 -9 5 0 0 0 0
2005-06 Slovakia WC-A 7 2 1 3 8 0
2006-07 Frolunda HC Goteborg Sweden 55 10 13 23 94
2007-08 Sodertalje SK Sweden 51 3 8 11 62
2008-09 Sodertalje SK Sweden 49 10 13 23 94
2008-09 Sodertalje SK Sweden-Q 4 1 0 1 6
2009-10 Spartak Moscow KHL 50 17 15 32 93 10 0 2 2 36
2009-10 Slovakia Olympics 7 0 0 0 6 -1
2010-11 Spartak Moscow KHL 4 0 0 0 8
2010-11 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 41 10 3 13 42 6 0 0 0 10
2010-11 Slovakia WC-A 3 0 1 1 2 0
2011-12 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 45 7 18 25 60
2012-13 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 48 8 10 18 58 4 0 0 0 4
2013-14 Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk KHL 38 6 6 12 58
2013-14 Vityaz Podolsk KHL 16 2 1 3 16 4 1 2 3 0
2014-15 HC Olomouc CzRep 48 11 9 20 106
2015-16 PSG Zlin CzRep 50 3 6 9 50 1 0 0 0 0
2016-17 MHk 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovakia 29 3 6 9 58
2016-17 MHk 32 Liptovsky Mikulas Slovak-Q 10 2 2 4 8
NHL Totals 154 5 18 23 60 11 0 1 1 0


Signed as a free agent by Liptovsky Mikulas (Slovakia), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Plzen (CzRep), October 18, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Kosice (Slovakia), January 31, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Frolunda (Sweden), August 16, 2006.
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