February 15, 1977 |
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)|
New York Rangers
|NHL Draft||228th overall, 1996
Ronald Petrovický (born February 15, 1977 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey right wing formerly playing for Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) team Dinamo Riga. He is currently with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League. He has played professionally in Europe and in North America in the National Hockey League (NHL) as well as international play for the Slovak national ice hockey team. Ronald last played in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks in National Hockey League preseason games on the basis of a try-out to obtain a contract, he failed to make the cut and was released by the team on September 24, 2009.
He only played one game as junior at home. Petrovicky moved to Canada to play junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans, Prince George Cougars and the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL). While a member of the Cougars, the Calgary Flames chose him in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He would sign with the Flames organization in 1998, and played for the Flames' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for two seasons before joining Calgary. He played two seasons for the NHL team before joining the New York Rangers for the 2002–03 season. A year later, he was transferred to the Atlanta Thrashers, again as a waiver transaction.
During the NHL lockout, Petrovicky played his first professional hockey in Europe, playing for Zilina and Brynas. He played one more season with the Thrashers before joining the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the 2007-08 season, Petrovicky moved to Europe, playing for Dukla Trencin, EV Zug and Modo Hockey. He signed with Dinamo Riga for the 2008–09 season. He was released on 24 December 2008.
Just before the 2009 NHL pre-season, Petrovicky was invited to training camp by the Vancouver Canucks but was released from camp on September 23, 2009.