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Roman Hamrlik

Roman Hamrlik  #40

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)

Last Game: Recorded his first point as a Ranger with an assist while making his playoff debut with the team in Game 4, in his return to the lineup after not dressing in the previous 23 games

Playoff Career vs. BOS: 26 GP, 1-9-10

ECQF vs. WSH: 0 GP, 0-0-0

- Is the current active leader in NHL games played (1,395)

- Is a three-time NHL All-Star (1996, 1999, 2003), and ranks third in career goals (155), assists (483) and points (638) among active NHL defensemen

- Is the seventh No. 1 overall draft choice since the 1967 expansion to play for the Rangers – Guy Lafleur (1971), Brian Lawton (1983), Eric Lindros (1991), Roman Hamrlik (1992), Alexandre Daigle (1993), Brian Berard (1995), and Rick Nash (2002) – despite the Blueshirts' franchise never having a No. 1 overall pick; the Rangers are the only Original Six team that has never had a No. 1 overall pick since the universal draft came into being

2013 Regular Season Missed Game Information: 15 (DND)

2013 Playoff Missed Game Information: 10 (DND)

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

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres