Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ivan Ciernik
Left winger Ivan Ciernik was born in Levice, Czech Republic on October 30th, 1977. The Ottawa Senators drafted Ciernik 216th overall in the 1996 Entry Draft and after one more season in Europe, which included his second stint with the Slovakian World Junior Team, Ciernik came to North America.

In his first professional season in North America, 1997-98, Ciernik spent 53 games in the minors, but made his NHL debut, suiting up for two games with Ottawa. Four full seasons would pass without Ciernik getting another look at the NHL level. He toiled in the minors spending time in the American Hockey League and the International Hockey League. In 2000-01, he got the call from the Senators again, playing four games for them and scoring his first two NHL points, both coming on goals.

In 2001-02, Ciernik split the early portion of the season between Ottawa and Grand Rapids, before being claimed off of waivers by the Washington Capitals. Upon his arrival with the Caps, Ciernik continued to toil in the minors while seeing limited action in Washington.

Following his stint in Washington, Ciernik spent the next two seasons overseas in the German league with Wolfsburg and Kolner Haie.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 HC Nitra Jr. Slovak-Jr. 30 22 15 37 36
1994-95 HC Nitra Slovakia 7 1 0 1 2
1995-96 HC Nitra Slovakia 35 9 7 16 36 8 3 3 6
1995-96 Slovakia WJC-A 6 2 0 2 2
1996-97 HC Corgon Nitra Slovakia 41 11 19 30
1996-97 Slovakia WJC-A 6 1 2 3 18
1997-98 Ottawa Senators NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 53 9 12 21 38 +4 1 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Adirondack Red Wings AHL 21 1 4 5 4 -7
1998-99 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 32 10 3 13 10 +4 2 0 0 0 2
1999-00 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 66 13 12 25 64 +5 6 0 6 6 2
2000-01 Ottawa Senators NHL 4 2 0 2 2 +2
2000-01 Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 66 27 38 65 53 +41 10 5 6 11 26
2001-02 Ottawa Senators NHL 23 1 2 3 4 0
2001-02 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 2 1 3 0 +1
2001-02 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 1 1 2 0
2001-02 Portland Pirates AHL 26 10 5 15 28 -1
2002-03 Washington Capitals NHL 47 8 10 18 24 +6 2 0 1 1 6
2002-03 Portland Pirates AHL 13 4 6 10 6 -3
2003-04 Washington Capitals NHL 7 1 1 2 0 +1
2003-04 Portland Pirates AHL 54 10 21 31 43 0 7 2 1 3 10
2004-05 Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg Germany 50 26 22 48 91 7 4 2 6 22
2005-06 Kolner Haie Germany 51 29 31 60 86 9 4 2 6 30
2005-06 Slovakia WC-A 7 2 3 5 8 +4
2006-07 Kolner Haie Germany 47 17 31 48 58 9 6 5 11 18
2006-07 Slovakia WC-A 5 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Kolner Haie Germany 56 38 28 66 104 14 11 2 13 14
2007-08 Slovakia WC-A 5 2 2 4 6 -1
2008-09 Sibir Novosibirsk KHL 50 5 14 19 40
2009-10 Kolner Haie Germany 55 27 30 57 89 3 3 0 3 2
2009-10 Slovakia WC-A 6 3 0 3 4 -2
2010-11 Kolner Haie Germany 52 12 23 35 30 5 1 3 4 18
NHL Totals 89 12 14 26 32 2 0 1 1 6


Loaned to Cincinnati (AHL) by Ottawa with Ratislav Pavlikovsky and Erich Goldmann, January 12, 1999. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Ottawa, January 19, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Wolfsburg (Germany), May 4, 2004.