Ondrej Roman
www.whl.ca

Ondrej Roman

Hometown:

Ostrava-Poruba Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-02-08

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

Trade with Dallas, 2012

Weight:

165 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

After a terrific year in the Czech junior league, Roman arrived in North America via the 2006 CHL import draft, in which he was selected fifth overall by the Spokane Chiefs. The native of Ostrava, Czech Republic posted modest numbers in his rookie campaign, to the tune of 48 points in 70 games, good for fifth on the club. He saw some time on the power play, where he scored three of his four goals, and was bounced around the lines in even strength situations.

2007-08: Roman built off of his rookie season for Spokane (WHL).  He upped his plentiful amount of assists to 46, which is good for second on the team, and started finding his shot, to the tune of 15 goals (up from four).  Roman had a tremendous playoffs as he helped lead the Chiefs to a Memorial Cup championship; he led the club in assists (11) and points (20) in 21 games.

2008-09: Roman split time between the Spokane Chiefs(WHL) and HC Vitkovice of the Czech league. In 32 games in the WHL, Roman scored 10 goals and 22 assists. He also played in 12 playoff games, scoring once and adding 4 assists. Back home, Roman scored 3 goals and added 6 assists in 26 games with the Men’s club. He picked up 4 points in 4 games with their U20 Club.

2009-10: Roman stayed in the Czech Republic, splitting time between three clubs. He played in 10 games with HC Vitkovice’s U20 squad, scoring 9 goals and adding 17 assists in just 10 games. He moved up to HC Vitkovice’s main squad, picking up just 3 points in 26 games. He was loaned to HC Havirov, where he played in the second division. He scored 1 goals and added 6 assists in 11 games with his new club.

2010-11: Hopping from one side of the pond to the other every year is probably not what Ondrej Roman had in mind, but he finally landed in the AHL in 2010-11.  The Czech import played in 72 games, registering 14 assists and 22 points in what was a fairly mundane season for Roman.  He played up and down in the lineup and was sometimes used as a winger as opposed to center.  He didn’t provide the offensive spark for the defensive-minded team and his more-technical/less-physical style saw him scratched throughout most of Texas’ abbreviated playoffs.

Talent Analysis

Quick playmaking forward (can play center and wing) with slick hands.  Not the most beautiful skater in the world but he can move in quick bursts.  Smooth playmaker with very good vision.  Reticent shooter that prefers the pretty play to the shot.  Decent in the dot and has shown flashes of quality defensive play.  Not a very physical player and his size prevents him from penetrating high traffic areas with regularity.

Future

Will return to the AHL in 2011-12.  Roman was dealt to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Andelo Esposito.  

Potential: Longshot 2nd/3rd line tweener playmaking forward, like a less talented version of Ladislav Nagy (in his last NHL seasons).

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Livio Stadler, Switzerland

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Livio Stadler - Team Switzerland - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: EV Zug defenseman Livio Stadler has competed internationally for Switzerland in previous years, including the U18 World Championship back in April (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

The preliminary round for Team Switzerland at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament was mostly one to forget. The Swiss dropped all three games, including a 9-2 loss to Canada on Wednesday to close out the opening round. The loss sends Switzerland into the seventh place game against Slovakia. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Dante Fabbro, Canada

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Dante Fabbro - Canada Red

Photo: Team Canada defenseman Dante Fabbro is no stranger to international play as he wore the “A” for Canada Red at last year’s World U-17 Hockey Challenge (courtesy of Aaron Bell/CHL Images)

Team Canada entered the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament as a strong contender for a gold medal, and they have done little to make anyone think otherwise after three games. Canada went a perfect 3-0 in the preliminary round at this event, finishing that round with a kick after a 9-2 pasting of Switzerland on Wednesday. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Andrew Peeke, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Andrew Peeke - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA defenseman Andrew Peeke competed for the Selects Hockey Academy’s U18 squad in 2014-15, and will be moving on to the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers for the 2015-16 season (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

After struggling for the first two games at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, Team USA finally broke out of their offensive funk in the third game, posting a 7-3 win over Slovakia on Wednesday. The win will place the U.S. in the game that decides fifth place at this tournament, probably not what the team was hoping for heading into the event. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Robin Salo, Finland

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Robin Salo - Team Finland - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team Finland defenseman Robin Salo was chosen by Jokerit in the third round of the 2015 KHL Draft, and he is also a prospect for the 2017 NHL Draft (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland has so far turned in an impressive showing at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, running the table in Group B after blanking previously undefeated Russia by a 3-0 score on Wednesday. Even before the win over Russia, Finland was guaranteed a slot in the tournament’s semi-final round. Read more»

(Video) 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament: Ben Lown, USA

by Chapin Landvogt
on
Ben Lown - Team USA - 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament

Photo: Team USA forward Ben Lown is a product of the Shattuck St. Mary’s program in Minnesota that has had several graduates eventually move on to the NHL (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

It has been a tough start for Team USA at the 2015 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The goals have been few while the penalty minutes have been plentiful, which is rarely a recipe for success at any level. Read more»

Related Articles

Win a PlayStation 4 + a copy of NHL 16 from GameRevolution and Hockey's Future! Complete one or more of the action... in Contests on LockerDome