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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.
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I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday