Roman Cervenka following a November 2011 game
December 10, 1985 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|SKA Saint Petersburg
HC Slavia Praha
HC Lev Praha
|National team||Czech Republic|
Roman Červenka (born December 10, 1985) is a Czech professional ice hockey player who plays for the SKA Saint Petersburg of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He formerly played with HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Extraliga, Avangard Omsk and HC Lev Praha both of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was the leading goal scorer in the KHL in 2010–11 and was named to the All-Star team in 2011–12 before moving to North America by signing a contract with the Flames. Internationally, Červenka has played with the Czech national team on several occasions, winning a bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships and gold and bronze at the 2010 and 2011 IIHF World Championships, respectively. Additionally, he represented his country as a member of the Czech team at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Červenka began playing with Slavia Praha's junior teams, playing for the under-18 team in 2000–01 and 2001–02, and the under-20 team in 2002–03 and 2003–04. During the 2003–04 season he also made his Extraliga debut, playing a total of 15 games with the top-level team. After playing for various junior-level and 1 Liga teams during the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons, Červenka rejoined Slavia Praha in 2006–07. In 2008–09, Červenka recorded 59 points (28 goals, 31 assists) in 51 games.
Červenka has represented the Czech Republic with the national team on multiple occasions. He earned a bronze medal at the 2005 World Junior Championships. He also played at the 2009 IIHF World Championship and was selected to play for the 2010 Winter Olympics. At the time of the Olympic team selection, Červenka was leading the Extraliga with 55 points in 35 games.
On May 25, 2010, Červenka signed a two-year deal with Avangard Omsk. He earned a place on the left wing of the first line alongside his countryman Jaromír Jágr and established himself as a prolific KHL scoring forward. In his first season in the league, Červenka was selected to play in the Kontinental Hockey League All-Star Game collecting more fan votes than any other skater in the league. Having scored 31 times in the 2010-11 season, the forward received the Top Goalscorer award from the league.
Červenka signed a one-year contract with a base salary of $975,000 and a maximum of $3.775 million with the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL) on May 2, 2012. His debut with the team was delayed by the 2012-13 NHL lockout, during which he first played for HC Slavia Praha in the Czech Republic. He appeared in nine games for the team, scoring 13 points. He left the team due to injury, then returned to action with the KHL's HC Lev Praha, but suffered another injury after only five games. He was further sidelined by a blood clot issue that left him out of the Flames' lineup to start the season. Červenka missed the first three games of the season before making his NHL debut on January 26, 2013, in a 4–3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers. He scored his first NHL point, an assist, in the following game against the Colorado Avalanche.
Regular season and playoffs
|2003–04||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||15||0||1||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||22||0||0||0||12||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||51||6||6||12||54||6||3||1||4||6|
|2007–08||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||41||19||11||30||72||14||4||4||8||20|
|2008–09||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||51||28||31||59||56||18||13||11||24||20|
|2009–10||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||50||30||43||73||56||16||9||15||24||34|
|2012–13||HC Slavia Praha||CZE||9||5||8||13||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||HC Lev Praha||KHL||5||1||2||3||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||SKA Saint Petersburg||KHL||53||14||25||39||34||10||6||11||17||8|
Awards and honours
|Competitor for Czech Republic|
|World Junior Championships|
|Top goal scorer||2010–11|||
|Golden Helmet Award
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- Prague Post
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- Maki, Alan (January 27, 2013). "Flames respond to early-season struggles with 4-3 win over Oilers". Globe and Mail. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
- "Paul Stastny scores twice to lead Avs past Flames". ESPN. January 31, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
- Fox, Luke (May 16, 2013). "Flames’ Cervenka signs with KHL team". sortsnet.ca.
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- Busby, Ian (May 25, 2012). "Flames signee a KHL all-star". Calgary Sun. p. S7.
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