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Roman Hamrlik

Roman Hamrlik  #40

Defenseman
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)
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. Officially announced his retirement, October 20, 2013.
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I'm very excited about what happened today. We've worked on this deal with Toronto for a month, or over a month. It got a little bit of legs on draft day, but it really heated up last night, and we were able to complete the deal today.

— Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on Phil Kessel, who he acquired from the Maple Leafs in a trade on Wednesday
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