Ondrej Roman
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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).

Canadiens’ weekly prospects update

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Ron Hainsey -D (Drafted-00(1/13))

Hainsey managed 3 assists through 4 games since our last update. He was shutout during Sunday’s game against Hamilton, thereby ending a 4-game point-scoring streak. Overall, the 6’3″, 200-lbs defenseman has played 40 games. He has 24 points (7-17-24), and is +10 with 12 minutes in penalties. Four of his goals were scored on the powerplay, and he’s directed 87 shots on goal.

Mathieu Garon -G (Drafted-96(2/44))

Garon recorded a 2-0-1 record through 3 games since our last update. The 24-year-old backed up Vadim Tarasov during a February 9th game against Manchester, thereby ending a string of 26 straight starts. Overall, the 6’2″, 192-lbs goalie has played 34 AHL games. He has a 17-8-8 record with 2.73 GAA, and a .917 save percentage.

Eric Chouinard -F (Drafted-98(1/16))

Chouinard picked up 1 assist through 4 games since our last update. He hasn’t been seeing as much ice-time with Craig Darby, which has hurt Chouinard’s production. Overall, the 6’3″, 207-lbs left winger has played 43 games. He has 33 points (13-20-33), and is -3 with 12 minutes in penalties. Surprisingly, he has only one powerplay goal; which actually speaks volumes for Chouinard’s 5-on-5 play this season. He’s also directed 121 shots on goal.

Francois Beauchemin -D (Drafted-98(3/75))

Beauchemin returned to action in time to score 1 goal through 3 games this week. His goal came during a 3-2 win over Philadelphia. Overall, the 6’0″, 201-lbs defenseman has played 31 games. He has 8 points (5-3-8), and Read more»

Albany Week in Review

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By Mike Buskus

Albany Week in Review #19

Shut-out blues

To be shut out is bad. To be shut out twice in a row is very bad. That happened to the Albany River Rats in the week just past, as the team gained only two of a possible six standings points, with a 3-2 win over Springfield on Wednesday. On Friday, February 8, 2002, Springfield blanked the Rats, 4-0, with Falcons’ goaltender, Dieter Kochan, getting the victory and Rats’ netminder, J.F. Damphousse, taking the loss. The next night, Ilja Brzygalov, of the Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, shelled the Rats by the identical, 4-0 cushion.

The scoreless skid actually added up to 156 minutes and 28 seconds, since Albany’s last scored at 3:32 of the second period on Wednesday.

The offensive drought was due in part to illness or injuries, with top scorer, Steve Guolla, still side-lined from broken facial bones incurred in the first period of a road game on February 1. Daryl Andrews, Stan Gron and Max Birbraer, missed action from the flu (as did assistant coach, Geordie Kinnear). Brian Gionta and Christian Berglund remain with the Devils.

Albany goaltenders again got a workout, with J.F. Damphousse facing 39 shots at home on Wednesday in the team’s lone victory (37 saves), and 40 against the same opponent on the road in a loss (36 saves). Ari Ahonen confronted 54 shots on Saturday, making twice as many saves (50) as the Ducks’ goaltender (25).

Albany Week in Review player of the week

With no one registering any big numbers on offense th Read more»

2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results

by Mike Simon
on
12/11/02


2001-02 Halifax Mooseheads Skills Competition Results.

Sergei Klyazmin did not take part, due to injury.


RED TEAM -
Jonathan Boutin, Bobby Clarke, Derrick Kent, Jason
King, Jean-Francois Cyr, Mike Couch, Randy Upshall,
Marc-Andre Bernier, Louis Mandeville, Ryan White and
Robbie Suttherland

WHITE TEAM -
Dany Dallaire, Milan Jurcina, Francois-Pierre Guenette,
Bruce Gillis, Giulio Scandella, Patrick Gilbert,
Brandon Benedict, Louis-Phillippe Lessard, Alex Picard
and AJ MacLean...

*Fastest skater - 13.56 Jean-Francois Cyr (red)
 Average times - TEAM RED 15.1, TEAM WHITE 15.26

*Accuracy shooting - 4/6 Ryan White (red)
 Totals - TEAM RED 19/82, TEAM WHITE 16/81

 Player Accuracys as follows;
 (each players had 20 secs. to get as many shots
  away at the 4 targets)

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 1/7
 Guenette 3/8
 MacLean 2/9
 Gillis 0/8
 Gilbert 2/8
 Scandella 1/9
 Benedict 4/8
 Lessard 2/9
 Picard 2/9

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 1/8
 King 0/8
 Cyr 1/8
 Bernier 1/8
 Upshall 3/9
 Couch 1/9
 White 4/6
 Mandeville 4/9
 Kent 2/9
 Sutherland 2/8

*Triple Threat - Team White won this event

*Agility relay - Team Red won this event

*Rapid Fire - Team White won this event 16-9

 Rapid Fire results as follows;

 TEAM RED -
 Clarke 0/5
 King 2/5
 Cyr 1/5
 Bernier 3/5
 Upshall 2/5
 Couch 0/5
 Madeville 0/5
 Kent 1/5
 White 0/5

 TEAM WHITE -
 Jurcina 3/5
 MacLean 3/5
 Guenette 2/5
 Gillis 3/5
 Gilbert 0/5
 Scandella 1/5
 Benedict 1/5
 Le Read more»

Jackets NCAA Update

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Jackets NCAA Update

Tim Jackman(Forward) – MSU-Mankato(WCHA)

Jackman has shown a significant amount of offensive growth in comparison to last season, which he registered 25 points(11-14-25) in 37 games. This season, he’s already improved upon his totals, putting up 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points in 29 games. He sits 25th in PPG in the WCHA conferance, behind the likes of Jeff Taffe and Mark Cullen among others.

Tyler Kolarik(Forward) – Harvard(ECAC)

Like Jackman, Kolarik has continued to show growth from his freshman year, which he registered 28 points(13-15-28). This season, in only 22 games, he has tallied 8 goals and 24 points(8-16-24), better than a PPG average. His vision with the puck has been quite good, as hilighted by his team leading 16 assists. Kolarik also leads the team in points, 3 ahead of Bruins prospect Brett Nowak

Peter Zingoni(Forward) – Providence(HEA)

Like his NCAA companions, Zingoni has also seen his offensive progress increase in his junior year. 8 points on 2 goals and 6 assists last season in 28 games has been improved apon thus far by posting 6 goals and 15 points(6-9-15) in 23 games thus far. His +9 sits him second on his team in that category.

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