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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)
Had points in two straight with PPA Oct. 22 at CBJ &  1st point with NJ with 1a Oct. 19 vs. NYR; was first point in NHL since Feb. 16, 2011 vs. Phi. (g)...DND Oct. 17 at Ott; had played in three straight...Made Devils' debut Oct. 8 at Van; was 1st NHL appearance since Nov. 13, 2011 vs. Edm...DND in three straight Oct. 4-7...Bought out by Chi. on June 27, 2013;  signed free-agent contract with NJ just 8 days later…2012-13: Spent 8th season in N. America with Rochester (AHL);  knee injury limited playing time to 14 games…Assigned to IceHogs by Chi. Mar. 14;  made season debut Mar. 22 at Abb…Totaled 7g-12a-19pts overall;  helped club to 3rd-place finish in AHL’s Midwest Div…Opened campaign with 5-game point-scoring streak through Mar. 30 (2g-4a-6pts)…Notched 5 multiple-point games, including 2g-1a-3pts Apr. 6 at Peo. & Apr. 5 at Mil.;  was named AHL Player of the Week…Also had 3a Apr. 19 at SA.
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.
Quote of the Day

It's pretty crazy, but believe me when I say we didn't draft these players with the mindset we had to because they had good hockey-playing dads. It just turned out that way. But we're certainly glad they're a part of our organization.

— Arizona Coyotes director of amateur scouting Tim Bernhardt regarding the coincidence that six of the organization's top prospects are sons of former NHL players