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Born April 12, 1974 (1974-04-12) (age 35),
Gottwaldov, TCH
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
223 lb (101 kg; 15 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
F. teams
Montreal Canadiens
Calgary Flames
New York Islanders
Edmonton Oilers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Ntl. team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
Career 1992 – present

Roman Hamrlík (born April 12, 1974), popularly nicknamed "The Hammer" is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Playing career

Hamrlík as a member of the Calgary Flames

Drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft, Hamrlík plays as a defenceman who typically takes on an offensive role for his team, especially on the powerplay. His offensive prowess has earned him the role of the "powerplay quarterback", as he often heads the offense in a powerplay.

He was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Calgary Flames on August 12, 2005, to a reported two-year, seven million dollar contract. On July 2, 2007, he signed a four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens worth a total of $22 million.

Hamrlík has also played for the Edmonton Oilers and New York Islanders, and, on the international level, represented the Czech Republic at the 1998 Winter Olympics, where he was part of the gold medal-winning team.

In February 2009, La Presse reported that Hamrlík, along with teammates Sergei and Andrei Kostitsyn, had links with Pasquale Mangiola, a member of an organized crime organization who was arrested during "Operation Axe" and charged with firearms and drugs offense. According to ESPN, the NHL will send security officials to investigate the links between the players and Mangiola, though La Presse also reported that the three players were not involved in any criminal activities and no investigation against them are planned.[1]

Harmlík has been referred to by the nickname "The Hammer" since his younger days in the NHL, referring to both a play on his name and the tremendous impact he has when hitting other players into the boards.

Awards

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1990–91 ZPS Zlín CZE 14 2 2 4 18
1991–92 ZPS Zlín CZE 34 5 4 9 50
1992–93 Atlanta Knights IHL 2 1 1 2 2
1992–93 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 67 6 15 21 71
1993–94 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 64 3 18 21 135
1994–95 ZPS Zlín CZE 2 1 0 1 0
1994–95 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 48 12 11 23 86
1995–96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 82 16 49 65 103 5 0 1 1 4
1996–97 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 12 28 40 57
1997–98 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 37 3 12 15 22
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 41 6 20 26 48 12 0 6 6 12
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 75 8 24 32 70 3 0 0 0 2
1999–00 ZPS Zlín CZE 6 0 3 3 4
1999–00 Edmonton Oilers NHL 80 8 37 45 68 5 0 1 1 4
2000–01 New York Islanders NHL 76 16 30 46 92
2001–02 New York Islanders NHL 70 11 26 37 78 7 1 6 7 6
2002–03 New York Islanders NHL 73 9 32 41 87 5 0 2 2 2
2003–04 New York Islanders NHL 81 7 22 29 68 5 0 1 1 2
2004–05 ZPS Zlín CZE 45 2 14 16 70 17 1 3 4 24
2005–06 Calgary Flames NHL 51 7 19 26 56 7 0 2 2 2
2006–07 Calgary Flames NHL 75 7 31 38 88 6 0 1 1 8
2007–08 Montreal Canadiens NHL 77 5 21 26 38 12 1 2 3 8
2008–09 Montreal Canadiens NHL 81 6 27 33 62 4 0 0 0 2
NHL totals 1157 142 422 564 1229 71 2 22 24 54

See also

International play

Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Gold 1998 Nagano Team

References

External links

Preceded by
Eric Lindros
1st overall pick in NHL Entry Draft
1992
Succeeded by
Alexandre Daigle
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