January 26, 1986 |
Abington, Pennsylvania, USA
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Rangers
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||199th overall, 2004
Kolarik was drafted 199th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes while he was playing for the University of Michigan. After completing his senior year with the Wolverines in the 2007–08 season, Chad signed a three-year entry level contract with the Coyotes on April 13, 2008. He was then assigned to their 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.
After a strong ending of the 2012–13 season with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Kolarik chose to move overseas, signing a two-year deal with Linköpings HC of the Swedish Hockey League. During the final season of his contract in Sweden, Kolarik sought a release in October, 2014, to sign a contract with Russian club, Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League.
On April 30, 2015, he agreed to a one-year contract with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss NLA. Kolarik made 38 NLA appearances for the Kloten squad, scoring 16 goals and assisting on twelve more. He left the team after the 2015-16 season and moved to Germany, signing with Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
He married University of Michigan gymnastic 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. Together they have one son, Christian.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-CCHA First Team||2008|
|AHCA West Second-Team All-American||2008|
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- "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.
- "Chad Kolarik and Patrick Obrist to the Kloten Flyers". Kloten Flyers. 2015-04-30. Retrieved 2015-04-30.[permanent dead link]
- "ADLER Mannheim". www.adler-mannheim.de. Retrieved 2016-05-11.
- Spelich, Matt (January 29, 2011). "Botterman juggles wedding plans, gymnastics amid solid season". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
- Santoliquito, Joseph (January 30, 2018). "Former La Salle hockey player gets shot to represent U.S. at Winter Olympics". phillyvoice.com. Retrieved June 11, 2018.