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Rostislav Olesz

Rostislav Olesz  #25

Left Wing
NUMBER: 25 BIRTHDATE: October 10, 1985
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Bilovec, Czech Republic
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: FLA / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
Missed majority of 2008-09 due to groin injury and resulting sports hernia surgery. Traded to Chicago by Florida for Brian Campbell, June 25, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee surgery, January 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), November 20. 2013.
Quote of the Day

We have no doubt how he can play. You don't, with four teams that are left, you're not getting here without good goaltending. All great goalies left, and [Bishop] is a top-tier goaltender in this league and he's shown it.

— Lightning coach Jon Cooper on goalie Ben Bishop, who shut out the Rangers in Game 5