Rostislav Olesz

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Rostislav Olesz
Rotislav Olesz - New Jersey Devils.jpg
Olesz in 2013.
Born (1985-10-10) 10 October 1985 (age 33)
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
ELH team
Former teams
HC Vítkovice Steel
HC Sparta Praha
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
New Jersey Devils
SC Bern
SCL Tigers
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2004
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–present

Rostislav Olesz (born 10 October 1985) is a professional ice hockey left winger, currently playing for HC Vítkovice Steel of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). Olesz was originally drafted in the first round, seventh overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

On 24 June 2011, Olesz was traded by the Florida Panthers to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenceman Brian Campbell.[1] On 17 November 2011, Olesz was assigned by the Blackhawks to their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, after clearing waivers.[2]

On 28 June 2013, Olesz became an unrestricted free agent after the Blackhawks used one of their compliance buyouts on the remainder of his contract.[3] Olesz quickly signed a one-year contract as a free agent with the New Jersey Devils on 5 July 2013.[4] Olesz made his Devils debut to begin the 2013–14 season, but sparingly played ten games and registering only two assists before he was reassigned to their AHL affiliate, the Albany Devils. After five games in the AHL, Olesz was placed on unconditional waivers by the Devils with the intention to mutually terminate his contract.[5] On 21 November, Olesz left North America and signed for the remainder of the season with the Swiss club SC Bern of the National League A.[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 U18 31 42 27 69 57 2 2 3 5 0
2000–01 HC Vítkovice CZE Jr 15 8 2 10 16
2000–01 HC Vítkovice ELH 3 0 1 1 0
2001–02 HC Vítkovice CZE U18 2 2 0 2 0
2001–02 HC Vítkovice CZE Jr 34 19 20 39 81 2 0 0 0 2
2001–02 HC Vítkovice ELH 11 1 2 3 0
2002–03 HC Vítkovice CZE Jr 7 1 1 2 12
2002–03 HC Vítkovice ELH 40 6 3 9 41 5 0 0 0 2
2002–03 HC Dukla Jihlava Czech.1 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 HC Slezan Opava Czech.1 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 HC Vítkovice CZE Jr 3 2 0 2 0
2003–04 HC Vítkovice ELH 35 1 11 12 10 6 2 1 3 4
2004–05 HC Sparta Praha CZE Jr 1 0 1 1 0
2004–05 HC Sparta Praha ELH 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
2013–14 SC Bern NLA 23 7 4 11 12
2014–15 HC Vítkovice ELH 38 12 10 22 32 4 0 2 2 18
2015–16 HC Vítkovice ELH 34 17 12 29 18
2015–16 SCL Tigers NLA 15 4 4 8 2
2016–17 HC Vítkovice ELH 41 8 12 20 28 5 0 1 1 4
2017–18 HC Vítkovice ELH 52 16 14 30 44 4 0 0 0 6
ELH totals 302 67 72 139 185 29 2 6 8 34
NHL totals 365 57 77 134 118
Medal record
Representing  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Turin
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2005 United States

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 2 3 5 4
2004 Czech Republic WJC 4th 6 3 2 5 6
2005 Czech Republic WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 7 3 10 12
2006 Czech Republic OG 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 0 0 0 2
2007 Czech Republic WC 7th 7 2 3 5 4
2009 Czech Republic WC 6th 7 0 1 1 2
Junior totals 19 12 8 20 22
Senior totals 22 2 4 6 8

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.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Blackhawks to use buyouts on Montador, Olesz". Chicago Blackhawks. 28 June 2013. Retrieved 28 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Devils sign forward Rostislav Olesz". New Jersey Devils. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 5 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Devils' Olesz leaves Albany, will be suspended and given release". NJ.com. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  6. ^ "SC Bern have signed Winger Rostislav Olesz" (in German). SC Bern. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

External links[edit]

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