Rostislav Olesz

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Rostislav Olesz
Rotislav Olesz - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Olesz in 2013.
Born (1985-10-10) October 10, 1985 (age 28)
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing/Centre
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
SC Bern
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
New Jersey Devils
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2004
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–present
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 who currently plays for SC Bern of the Swiss National League A. Olesz was originally drafted in the 1st round, 7th overall by the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

On June 24, 2011, Olesz was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenseman Brian Campbell.[1] On November 17, 2011, Olesz was assigned by the Blackhawks to their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, after clearing waivers.[2] 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.[3]

Olesz quickly signed a one-year deal as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils on July 5, 2013.[4] 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.[5] On November 21, Olesz left North America and signed for the remainder of the season with the Swiss club SC Bern of the NLA.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 HC Vítkovice CZE 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 HC Vítkovice CZE 11 1 2 3 0
2002–03 HC Vítkovice CZE 40 6 3 9 41 5 0 0 0 2
2003–04 HC Vítkovice CZE 35 1 11 12 10 6 2 1 3 4
2004–05 HC Sparta Praha CZE 47 6 7 13 12 5 0 2 2 0
2005–06 Florida Panthers NHL 59 8 13 21 24
2006–07 Florida Panthers NHL 75 11 19 30 24
2006–07 Rochester Americans AHL 4 1 2 3 4
2007–08 Florida Panthers NHL 56 14 12 26 16
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 37 4 5 9 8
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 78 14 15 29 28
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 44 6 11 17 8
2011–12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 50 17 24 41 32
2012–13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 14 7 12 19 4
2013–14 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Albany Devils AHL 5 1 3 4 4
NHL totals 365 57 77 134 118

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Campbell waives no-trade, dealt to Panthers for Olesz". The Sports Network. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Myers, Tracey. "Blackhawks assign Olesz to Rockford". Comcast Sportsnet Chicago. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz". Chicago Blackhawks. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  4. ^ "Devils sign forward Rostislav Olesz". New Jersey Devils. 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-07-05. 
  5. ^ "Devils' Olesz leaves Albany, will be suspended and given release". NJ.com. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2013-11-20. 
  6. ^ "SC Bern have signed Winger Rostislav Olesz" (in German). SC Bern. 2013-11-21. Retrieved 2013-11-21. 

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Preceded by
Anthony Stewart
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2004
Succeeded by
Kenndal McArdle