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Player Spotlight: Five minutes with Roman Hamrlik

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames


Throughout the 2005-06 regular season will sit down one-on-one with players and have a little fun while finding out a little more about the player on a personal side.

Defenceman Roman Hamrlik was signed as a free agent August 15, 2005, entering his first season as a member of the Flames club. Before joining the Flames, Hamrlik dazzled the likes of fans in Tampa Bay and Edmonton, but spent most of his days alongside the NY Islanders, spending the past four seasons with the team.

During the lockout, Hamrlik returned home to Czechoslovakia and played with HC Hame Zlin recording 16 points (2g, 14a). Hamrlik also played for the Czech Republic in the 2004-05 World Cup and recorded two assists.

In 873 NHL games, Hamrlik has tallied 117 goals and 324 assists for a total of 441 points and 985 penalty minutes.

Roman Hamrlik's Bio

Here's our question and answer with Hamrlik.

Pick one word to describe yourself?

Hamrlik: Easy.

If you weren't a hockey player, what would you be doing?

Hamrlik: I'd be a tennis player.

It's a Saturday night and you're not playing hockey. What would you be doing?

Hamrlik: Watching a movie.

What's your favourite food?

Hamrlik: Steak

What's your favourite Calgary Restaurant?

Hamrlik: The Metropolitan Grill

Who is your favourite band right now?

Hamrlik: Metallica

What is your favourite television show?

Hamrlik: SpongeBob (SquarePants).

What was the first car you owned?

Hamrlik: It was a Honda CRX or something like that.

Which pro athlete would you most like to spend time with?

Hamrlik: My brother Martin. He plays hockey too.

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Hamrlik: Australia. That's my dream goal to go there.

You have a few hours to kill. Do you read a book or play a video game?

Hamrlik: Play a video game.

Playstation or X-Box?

Hamrlik: Playstation

Worst job you've ever had?

Hamrlik: It's hard to say, but when I was a kid I hated to take the garbage out.

--Compiled by Miranda Baker, staff

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