Miroslav Satan was drafted 111th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Prior to his entry into the NHL, he played in the Czechoslovak and Slovak leagues and he had scored 9 goals in 8 games representing Slovakia at the 1994 Winter Olympic Games.
After two seasons with the Oilers, the highly skilled winger was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Craig Millar and Barrie Moore. He firmly established himself as a top-line forward and one of the key players of the Buffalo team. Satan's best hockey was played in Buffalo, including his best season in 2002-2003 in which he scored 75 points in 79 regular season games (26 goals and 49 assists).
After playing in the Slovak league during the NHL lockout, he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the New York Islanders. His 35 goals during the 2005-06 season were his highest goal-output since the 2001-02 season, with the Buffalo Sabres. Almost half of his 35 goals came on the power play, also a career personal best.
On March 24, 2007, Satan missed the Islanders' game in Philadelphia for personal reasons, ending a streak of having played in 305 consecutive games. It was the fourth longest active streak at the time and marked the second time in his career that he has played over 250 consecutive games. He had a 256 game streak as a Buffalo Sabre that ended in November 2002.
Besides being reliable, Satan is offensively talented and has enough high-end skill to make him a very talented player for any team in the league. He'll likely continue to lead the Islanders in goals. Satan has proven to be good for about 65 points a season and is one of the most consistent players in the NHL. He has one of the most accurate shots in the game.