Olesz in 2013.
October 10, 1985 |
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)|
HC Sparta Praha
New Jersey Devils
|National team||Czech Republic|
|NHL Draft||7th overall, 2004
|Olympic medal record|
|Men's ice hockey|
|Bronze||2006 Turin||Ice hockey|
Rostislav Olesz (born October 10, 1985) is a professional ice hockey left winger, currently playing for HC Vítkovice of the Czech Extraliga. Olesz was originally drafted in the 1st round, 7th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.
On June 24, 2011, Olesz was traded by the Florida Panthers to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Brian Campbell. On November 17, 2011, Olesz was assigned by the Blackhawks to their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, after clearing waivers. On June 28, 2013, Olesz became an unrestricted free agent when the Blackhawks used one of their compliance buyouts on the remainder of his contract.
Olesz quickly signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils on July 5, 2013. Olesz made his Devils debut to begin the 2013-14 season, but sparingly played 10 games and registering only two assists before he was re-assigned to AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils. After 5 games in the minors, Olesz was placed on unconditional waivers by the Devils, with the intention to mutually terminate his contract. On November 21, Olesz left North America and signed for the remainder of the season with the Swiss club SC Bern of the NLA.
Regular season and playoffs
|2004–05||HC Sparta Praha||CZE||47||6||7||13||12||5||0||2||2||0|
|2013–14||New Jersey Devils||NHL||10||0||2||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Myers, Tracey. "Blackhawks assign Olesz to Rockford". Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Retrieved 18 November 2011.
- "Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz". Chicago Blackhawks. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-28.
- "Devils sign forward Rostislav Olesz". New Jersey Devils. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05.
- "Devils' Olesz leaves Albany, will be suspended and given release". NJ.com. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2013-11-20.
- "SC Bern have signed Winger Rostislav Olesz" (in German). SC Bern. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21.
|Florida Panthers first round draft pick