The Nashville Predators signed Vladimir Orszagh on June 1, 2001. He was a draft pick of the New York Islanders who couldn’t find regular playing time. He totaled 5 points in 34 games over three seasons with the Islanders. Orszagh proved otherwise with the Predators becoming a consistent 30 point player. His tenure with the team ended in 2004 before the lockout.
Some notes of interest, though. He scored a hat trick against Buffalo in 2003. It was the fifth time a Predators player achieved the feat. And in the 03-04 playoff series against Detroit, Orszagh scored two goals which were the team high.
He proved to be a consistent scorer with the Nashville Predators. He was a free agent signing that became a familiar name. Had the lockout not occurred, it’s very possible Orszagh would have had a longer career.