January 26, 1986 |
Abington, PA, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
|Position||Right Wing or Center|
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||199th overall, 2004
Chad Kolarik (born January 26, 1986) is an American professional ice hockey right wing. He is currently playing with Linköpings HC in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). He left the organization of the Pittsburgh Penguins in June 2013.
Kolarik was drafted 199th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes. Chad then attended the University of Michigan. After completing his senior year with the Wolverines in the 2007–08 season, Chad then signed a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes on April 13, 2008. He was then assigned to affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL for the Calder Cup playoffs.
On March 3, 2010, Kolarik was traded from the Coyotes to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Alexandre Picard. He made his NHL debut for the Blue Jackets on April 5, 2010 against the St. Louis Blues.
On November 11, 2010, Kolarik was traded from the Blue Jackets to the New York Rangers in exchange for Dane Byers. He earned his first NHL point for the Rangers with an assist on a goal by Brandon Prust against the Carolina Hurricanes on January 20, 2011.
There was speculation that Kolarik would make the New York Rangers squad in the 2011-12 season, but he missed the entire year after he tore his ACL in training camp.
Awards and achievements
|All-CCHA First Team||2007-08|
|NCAA West Second All-American Team||2007-08|
He married University of Michigan gymnastic great Kylee Botterman in August 2011 in Botterman's hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Kolarik proposed to Botterman in December 2010 after a three-year, long-distance relationship.
|2004–05||University of Michigan||CCHA||42||18||17||35||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||12||26||38||30||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||University of Michigan||CCHA||41||18||27||45||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||University of Michigan||CCHA||39||30||26||56||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||7||4||2||6||0|
|2008–09||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||76||20||30||50||47||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||59||17||18||35||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||2||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Hartford Wolf Pack/CT Whale||AHL||36||17||14||31||36||3||3||2||5||0|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||4||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Coyotes sign Chad Kolarik to entry level contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2008-04-13. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Blue Jackets acquire Matt Rust and Chad Kolarik in a pair of deals". Columbus Blue Jackets. 2010-03-03. Retrieved 2010-03-28.
- "Rangers obtain Kolarik from Jackets". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
- "Rangers Ward-ed off by a hot goalie". newyorkrangers.com. Retrieved 2011-01-21.
- "Carolina 4, NY Rangers 1". Yahoo!. Retrieved 2011-01-20.
- "Penguins acquire forward Kolarik from Rangers". Pittsburgh Penguins. 2013-01-24. Retrieved 2013-01-24.
- "27-årig amerikan klar för Linköping". Linköpings HC. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-29.