Phil Oreskovic

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Phil Oreskovic
Phil Oreskovic 2010 11 12.jpg
Born (1987-01-26) January 26, 1987 (age 27)
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 217 lb (98 kg; 15 st 7 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
ECHL team
Former teams
Toledo Walleye
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 82nd overall, 2005
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2007–present

Phil Oreskovic (pronounced Or-esh-ko-vich; born January 26, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Nottingham Panthers of the EIHL.

Phil’s father is Croatian that emigrated to Canada in 1962.[1] Phil Oreskovic fluently speaks Croatian.[2]

Playing career[edit]

Oreskovic was drafted 82nd overall in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Phil played in the Ontario Hockey League with the Brampton Battalion and the Owen Sound Attack before turning professional at the end of the 2006–07 season with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

On June 1, 2007, Oreskovic was signed by the Maple Leafs to a three-year entry level contract.[3] He then started out the 2007–08 season with Columbia Inferno of the ECHL before making his way up to the Leafs main affiliate the Marlies.

Oreskovic started the 2008–09 season with the Marlies before being recalled by the Maple Leafs on March 9, 2009.[4] Phil made his NHL debut with the Leafs on the same day, a 3-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators, and became the 400th ECHL player to reach the NHL.[5] On March 24, 2009, Oreskovic scored his first NHL goal against José Théodore of the Washington Capitals in a 3-2 victory.[6]

He spent the 2009-10 season in the AHL with the Toronto Marlies playing a career high 74 games, while scoring 2 goals and getting 7 assists. In the 2010 offseason, Oreskovic was not offered a contract extension by the Toronto Maple Leafs, thus being acquired as a free agent by the Washington Capitals. He signed a professional tryout contract (PTO) in September 2010 and is currently playing for the Capitals' AHL affiliate Hershey Bears.

Upon joining the Bears organization, Bears forward Johann Kroll was already wearing the uniform #4 and former Bears goaltender and current Capitals goaltender Semyon Varlamov was already wearing the uniform #40 (at the time), therefore Oreskovic chose to wear the uniform #32. Oreskovic wore the uniform #4 with the Brampton Battalion, Owen Sound Attack, Columbia Inferno and the Toronto Marlies, and wore the uniform #40 with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

On August 6, 2013, Oreskovic re-signed to a one-year contract for a second season with the ECHL's Toledo Walleye.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 Brampton Battalion OHL 66 0 7 7 64 12 0 2 2 16
2004–05 Brampton Battalion OHL 61 1 6 7 147 6 0 0 0 4
2005–06 Brampton Battalion OHL 65 3 9 12 202 11 0 0 0 34
2006–07 Brampton Battalion OHL 36 2 12 14 113
2006–07 Owen Sound Attack OHL 26 1 7 8 66 4 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 3 0 1 1 2
2007–08 Columbia Inferno ECHL 13 0 4 4 19
2007–08 Toronto Marlies AHL 54 1 9 10 68 7 0 1 1 11
2008–09 Toronto Marlies AHL 65 1 10 11 103 6 0 0 0 12
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 10 1 1 2 21
2009–10 Toronto Marlies AHL 74 2 7 9 142
2010–11 Hershey Bears AHL 14 0 0 0 22 1 0 0 0 0
2011–12 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 56 1 5 6 110 9 0 2 2 11
2011–12 Hershey Bears AHL 6 0 1 1 9
2012–13 Toledo Walleye ECHL 68 1 13 14 121 6 0 0 0 14
NHL totals 10 1 1 2 21

Personal[edit]

Oreskovic is a Croatian Canadian.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Maple Leafs Hot Stove Getting to Know You: Phil Oreskovic
  2. ^ Maple Leafs Hot Stove Getting to Know You: Phil Oreskovic
  3. ^ "Maple Leafs sign Phil Oreskovic". mapleleafs.nhl.com. 2007-06-01. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Stralman, Oreskovic called up from Marlies". mapleleafs.nhl.com. 2009-03-09. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  5. ^ "Oreskovic becomes the 400th ECHL player to reach the NHL". ECHL.com. 2009-03-10. Retrieved 2009-03-10. [dead link]
  6. ^ "CuJo finishes win for Leafs after Gerber gets ejected for pushing ref". cbssports.com. 2009-03-24. Retrieved 2009-03-24. 
  7. ^ "Oreskovic returns to Toledo blueline". ECHL. 2013-08-06. Retrieved 2013-08-16. 
  8. ^ Maple Leafs Hot Stove Getting to Know You: Phil Oreskovic
  9. ^ Eliteprospects

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