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2014 NHL Draft
Roman Hamrlik

Roman Hamrlik  #40

NUMBER: 40 BIRTHDATE: April 12, 1974
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Zlin, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 206 DRAFTED: TBL / 1992 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (1st overall)

Last Game: Recorded his first point as a Ranger with an assist while making his playoff debut with the team in Game 4, in his return to the lineup after not dressing in the previous 23 games

Playoff Career vs. BOS: 26 GP, 1-9-10

ECQF vs. WSH: 0 GP, 0-0-0

- Is the current active leader in NHL games played (1,395)

- Is a three-time NHL All-Star (1996, 1999, 2003), and ranks third in career goals (155), assists (483) and points (638) among active NHL defensemen

- Is the seventh No. 1 overall draft choice since the 1967 expansion to play for the Rangers – Guy Lafleur (1971), Brian Lawton (1983), Eric Lindros (1991), Roman Hamrlik (1992), Alexandre Daigle (1993), Brian Berard (1995), and Rick Nash (2002) – despite the Blueshirts' franchise never having a No. 1 overall pick; the Rangers are the only Original Six team that has never had a No. 1 overall pick since the universal draft came into being

2013 Regular Season Missed Game Information: 15 (DND)

2013 Playoff Missed Game Information: 10 (DND)

EJC-A - Best Defenseman (1991) EJC-A All-Star Team (1992) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1999, 2003) Traded to Edmonton by Tampa Bay with Paul Comrie for Bryan Marchment, Steve Kelly and Jason Bonsignore, December 30, 1997. Traded to NY Islanders by Edmonton for Eric Brewer, Josh Green and NY Islanders' 2nd round choice (Brad Winchester) in 2000 Entry Draft, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (CzRep), August 4, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, August 14, 2005 Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 2, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 1, 2011. Claimed on waivers by NY Rangers from Washington, March 6, 2013. Missed majority of 2012-13 as a healthy reserve.
Quote of the Day

I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.

— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie