Roman Psurny


Zlin Czech Republic

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5th round (135th overall), 2004


179 lbs.

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2003-04: Roman Psurny made his Czech Extraliga debut as a 17-year old with Zlin and emerged as one of the main offensive forces on the Zlin U-20 team. He took advantage of his excellent chemistry with his twin brother Michal and Stanislav Balan (NSH) who skated alongside him for the fourth consecutive year. Psurny scored 1 goal with 2 PMs in 4 Extraliga games.He didn't see any action during the Extraliga playoffs as Zlin won the championship trophy. In 53 games with Zlin's U-20 team he scored 24 goals with 21 assists and had 59 PMs as coach Stanislav Prikryl used him mostly on the second unit and with both the power play and penalty killing units. Psurny played for the bronze-medal winning Czech squad at the 2004 World Junior U-18 Championship and scored 2 goals with 3 assists and 16 PMs in seven games. He also participated with the Czech U-20 team at the Four Nations Tournament in February. Psurny was selected by the Rangers in the fifth round (135th overall) of the 2004 NHL Draft and was selected by the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) in the first round (50th overall) of the 2004 CHL Import Draft.

2004-05: Psurny skated for Medicine Hat (WHL) in his first season of Canadian junior hockey. Psurny scored 21 goals with 28 assists and tied Kris Russell (CBJ) for the team's best plus/minus (+29) as the high-scoring Tigers finished first in the WHL's Central Division. Psurny skated in all 13 playoff games as the Tigers advanced to the second round and had 1 assist with 4 goals and was +3 with 16 PMs.

2005-06: Psurny returned to Medicine Hat for his second WHL season and was joined by his brother Michal, who was later traded to Kootenay in a mid-season deal. Roman Psurny's production dipped a bit following the trade but the Tigers again finished first in the Central Division and he was Medicine Hat's second-leading scorer behind Darren Helm (DET). In 66 games for Medicine Hat he scored 12 of his 24 goals on the power play and had 30 assist. Psurny finished +13 for the season with 54 PMs. The Tigers reached the WHL playoff semifinals and Psurny scored 4 goals with 7 assists and was an even plus/minus with 10 PMs in 13 playoff games.

2006-07: Both Roman and Michal Psurny returned to Zlin as 20-year-olds to play in the Czech Extraliga rather than playing an overage season in junior hockey or minor league hockey. Roman Psurny skated in 45 of 52 games for Zlin as the club finished 5th in the 14-team Extraliga. He scored 4 goals with 2 assists and was +3 with 20 PMs. Neither Psurny suited up in the playoffs for Zlin. Roman also played seven games for Trebic in the second league and had 2 goals with 1 assist and 8 PMs.

2007-08: In his second season with Zlin, Psurny again skated in 45 games and finished with 3 goals and 5 assists (brother Michal actually had more goals (8) and points (11) despite playing 13 fewer games). The season was a forgettable one for Zlin, which won just 19 games and finished 13th in the Extraliga. Psurny also skated in 14 games with second division Prostejov and scored 9 goals with 4 assists and had 24 PMs.

2008-09: Roman Psurny joined recently-promoted BK Mlada Boleslav, which was elevated to the Extraliga after winning the second division, while Michal remained with Zlin. The year was a long one as Psurny skated in 30 of 52 regular season games and scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was +1 with 6 PMs in a limited role. After finishing last in the regular season BK Mlada had to avoid relegation. Psurny scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had 6 PMs in relegation play. Psurny also played 13 games for Trebic in the second league and had 4 goals with 9 assists and 43 PMs.

2009-10: The Psurny brothers were re-united with HC Slovan Ustecti in the Czech second league and enjoyed a successful season. Roman Psurny played in 37 of 46 games for HC Slovan and was the team's third-leading scorer with 23 goals and 15 assists. HC Slovan finished first in the regular season before falling in the playoff finals. In 14 playoff games Psurny scored 4 goals with 5 assist and had 10 PMs.

2010-11: Roman and Michal Psurny returned to the Extraliga with HC Ceske Budejovice. While Michal appeared in just ten games, Roman had a breakout season. He skated in all 52 games for sixth-place HC Ceske and was the team's fourth-leading scorer with 10 goals and 17 assists and was +17 with 30 PMs. He skated in six playoff games , scoring once, and was an even plus/minus with 6 PMs.

2011-12: Psurny appeared in 50 games for Ceske Budejovice in his second season with the Czech Extraliga club. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists in a lower line role and was minus-four with 26 penalty minutes. Budejovice finished fifth in the league and Psurny was scoreless in two playoff games in the quarterfinal series against Liberec.


Talent Analysis

Psurny has decent offensive skills, with good hands and vision.



Psurny has played in Europe for a number of years and is not expected to return in the near future.