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Roman Polak | Defenseman | #46

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/28/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 237
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 6 (180) / STL
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Roman Polak has agreed to a one-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Polak had 17 points and 72 penalty minutes in 79 games between Toronto and San Jose last season. He started the campaign with the Maple Leafs, but was dealt to the Sharks in February along with Nick Spaling in exchange for Raffi Torres and a pair of second round picks. Jul 2 - 5:41 PM

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Roman Polak had six hits and six blocked shots in San Jose's 3-0 victory over St. Louis Thursday night.

That brings him up to 48 hits and 33 blocks in the 2016 playoffs. He hasn't scored a point yet, but he is in the top-10 in both of those categories.
May 20 - 10:35 AM

Roman Polak is excited to face his ex-St. Louis teammates in the Western Conference Final.

"I don't find it strange, I find it exciting," he said. "I know a lot of guys on the team so I think it's very exciting to play against them. Especially in the finals, it's even better." Polak will be expected to make a physical impact on the series. He has compiled 38 hits and 25 blocks in 12 playoff games
May 14 - 6:01 PM

Roman Polak will suit up for the Sharks on Wednesday against Colorado.

The rugged blueliner will be paired with Brenden Dillon in his first game with San Jose. Polak was sent to the Sharks on Monday, along with Nick Spaling, in exchange for two second-round draft picks and Raffi Torres.
Feb 24 - 2:20 PM

Roman Polak won't be in the lineup for Monday's game against the St. Louis Blues.

Polak was acquired from the Maple Leafs earlier this morning. It was unrealistic to think he'd be ready to play for his new team so soon. Nick Spaling, who was also acquired in the trade, and Barclay Goodrow will also sit.
Feb 22 - 7:52 PM

Roman Polak has been traded to the San Jose Sharks.

The Sharks also acquired Nick Spaling in the deal with Toronto getting Raffi Torres as well as second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018. Polak has amassed 220 hits and 102 blocks in 55 games this season. The rugged defender has also chipped in 13 points and 56 penalty minutes.
Feb 22 - 9:50 AM

Roman Polak dished out 12 hits in Saturday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Flyers.

No other player in the game had more than eight. Polak's time in Toronto is probably coming to a close. The 29-year-old has is in the final year of his contract, which means he'll likely be traded to a team that is making a playoff push. "We got a big effort out of Poly," said head coach Mike Babcock. "He competes every night, he cross-checks, he is mean, he is a man, he comes to play every day."
Source: Toronto Sun
Feb 21 - 10:29 AM

Roman Polak scored in Tuesday's 3-2 win against Philadelphia.

The marker was his first since Jan. 15, 2015. Polak isn't known for his offensive contributions, but he does have 10 points, 44 penalty minutes, 161 hits and a plus-9 rating in 42 games this year.
Jan 20 - 9:12 AM

During the closing seconds of the first period on Thursday night, Roman Polak checked Tyler Toffoli from behind and was ejected for it.

The play itself was innocent enough as Polak had squeezed Toffoli off by the half-boards, problem was all Polak got were numbers and helmet. The rugged defender was given a five minute major and a 10 minute game misconduct, ejecting him from the game. He also collected a hit, a block, and a giveaway during his 6:54 of work against the Kings.
Source: SportsNet
Jan 8 - 12:16 AM

Roman Polak registered two assists in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Blues.

Polak helped set up Nazem Kadri's first period goal and Brad Boyes' second period goal. The 29-year-old has five assists in 25 games this season. Don't expect too many multi-point games from him.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 10:34:00 AM

Roman Polak (foot) is fine to play this weekend.

He was back on the ice for practice Wednesday after sitting out Tuesday's session. Polak had to wait for the swelling to go down in his foot after a blocked shot against Boston on Monday.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 08:40:00 AM

Coach Mike Babcock said that Roman Polak's foot X-rays came back negative.

He blocked a shot from Boston's Torey Krug on Monday night and didn't practice Tuesday because he couldn't fit his foot in his skate.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Roman Polak is set to play in the 500th game of his NHL career.

The 29-year-old defenseman has three assists, 58 hits and 37 blocks in 19 contests this season.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 05:11:00 PM

Roman Polak is expected to be scratched Wednesday night in Toronto's first game of the regular season.

He was doing extra work at practice with newcomer Frank Corrado. Scott Harrington is expected to rejoin the big club and be available to play against Montreal.
Wed, Oct 7, 2015 12:49:00 PM

Roman Polak expects each player on Toronto's roster to play hard this season.

"Everybody for sure I think is going to work his ass off because they are going to play hard," Polak said. "Everybody is going to do what they are supposed to do on the ice. We didn't do that last year. Everybody was on his own. I think it's because (Babcock's) going to demand it. If you are not going to do it, you're not going to have your ice time."
Source: Toronto Sun
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 10:38:00 AM

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PosRoleName
C1Nazem Kadri
2Tyler Bozak
3Auston Matthews
4Peter Holland
5Brooks Laich
LW1James van Riemsdyk
2Joffrey Lupul
3Milan Michalek
4Matt Martin
5Colin Greening
RW1Leo Komarov
2Nikita Soshnikov
3Zach Hyman
4Byron Froese
5Nathan Horton
D1Morgan Rielly
2Jake Gardiner
3Matt Hunwick
4Martin Marincin
5Nikita Zaitsev
6Roman Polak
7Frank Corrado
8Connor Carrick
9Stephane Robidas
10Jared Cowen
G1Frederik Andersen
2Garret Sparks
3Antoine Bibeau