Skip to main content
The Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers



Defensive-minded winger Radovan Somik was born on May 5, 1977 in Martin, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Drafted by the Flyers in the fourth-round (100th overall) of the 1995 NHL Draft, Somik joined Ken Hitchcock's Flyers for the 2002-03 and 2003-04 seasons before returning to Europe.

Somik showed good speed and two-way awareness, but the points were hard to come by while playing a third-line and fourth-line role. Somik played his best hockey in the NHL while on a line with countryman Michal Handzus and rambunctious winger Donald Brashear.

In 2002-03, Somik posted 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists, plus-nine at even strength) in 60 games. Along the way, he notched a pair of game-winning goals and a shorthanded tally. He scored a goal and an assist in five playoff appearances. The next year, he had 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) and 53 regular-season games and two playoff points (one goal, one assist) in 10 postseason starts for a team that fell just one win shy of reaching the Stanley Cup Final.

In total, Somik played 113 regular season games for the Flyers, totaling 12 goals, 20 assists and 32 points. He returned to Europe during the canceled 2004-05 NHL season. After spending seven seasons playing for Czech team HC Pardubice, Somik retired as an active player in 2014.