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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.
Quote of the Day

It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..

— Toronto native Brandon Pirri after scoring 2 goals for Panthers in win at Maple Leafs on Thursday