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Roman Hamrlik | Defenseman | #40

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (44) / 4/12/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 209
Drafted: 1992 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Roman Hamrlik has officially retired from professional hockey.
"It has been a great honor, and a privilege, to spend 20 seasons playing in the greatest hockey league in the world," Hamrlik said. He had 638 points and 1,408 penalty minutes in 1,395 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Edmonton Oilers, New York Islanders, Calgary Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, and New York Rangers. He currently sits 33rd on the all-time NHL list in terms of games played, although Teemu Selanne will surpass him shortly. He also appeared in 113 playoff contests with a total of seven different clubs. Mon, Oct 21, 2013 01:02:00 PM

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Roman Hamrlik got through Thursday's Game 4 in reasonably good fashion.

It was his first game action since April 1st as he has been a regular healthy scratch. Hamrlik, who was needed due to the injury to Anton Stralman, was paired with Steve Eminger. His stamina was certainly tested against the Bruins in a very long shift in the third period. "I was getting a headache," Hamrlik said. "Me and Eminger, we stayed there for a long time, but we battled through. We tried to get off the ice, but we didn’t have much chance. It was probably the longest shift in a playoff [game] I played." Despite this Herculean effort, Hamrlik has no playoff fantasy value.
Sat, May 25, 2013 09:56:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik appears to be the top candidate to fill in on the blueline for injured defender Anton Stralman.

Matt Gilroy is another option but the veteran presence of Hamrlik would probably help more, albeit in a limited capacity, in the contest.
Thu, May 23, 2013 01:57:00 PM

Roman Hamrlik and Matt Gilroy will be the Ranger scratches for Saturday night's crucial game against the Islanders.

Not a big surprise but we thought you should know.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 11:28:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik dressed Thursday night after being a healthy scratch for the Rangers' previous two contests.

He is competing with Stu Bickel and Matt Gilroy for the sixth spot on New York's back end. "We have a few guys looking to take that spot," said coach John Tortorella, who stressed the importance of someone stepping up with Marc Staal on the sidelines. "I would say [Steve Eminger] has played well enough to be in the five, but we'd like to get six playing, especially with the amount of games that we have here."
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 08:42:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik will not head down to the minors for a conditioning assignment.

He will stay with the team and work with Rangers assistant Jim Schoenfeld. Hamrlik has been a healthy scratch for the Rangers past two games.
Thu, Mar 14, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik won't get the chance to play against his former Washington teammates Sunday because he will be a healthy scratch.

Coach John Tortorella and Hamrlik agreed that he needs to work on his conditioning after being relegated to the press box for most of the season. Hamrlik logged 15:48 of ice time in his Rangers debut Thursday, but he played just 7:29 against Ottawa on Friday. He was claimed off waivers from the Capitals on Wednesday.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Roman Hamrlik played 15:48 in his Rangers debut.

The Czech defenseman, who also had a shot on goal, was claimed off waivers Wednesday from the Capitals. With Marc Staal out, Hamrlik should get decent minutes, but it remains to be seen how long coach John Tortorella deals with his lack of speed and defensive deficiencies.
Fri, Mar 8, 2013 10:29:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik will probably be a healthy scratch on Thursday.

The Rangers claimed Hamrlik off of waivers on Wednesday. "Happy, excited, anxious to play," Hamrlik said. "This is a really good team, with one of the best goaltenders in the league. They have some great defensemen who can skate and move the puck, lots of speed in the front. I think this team is a Stanley Cup contender and they have a chance to go far." He isn't expected to have any fantasy value with the Rangers.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Roman Hamrlik has been claimed off waivers by the New York Rangers.

The Washington Capitals placed the veteran defenseman on the waiver wire Tuesday after sitting him as a healthy scratch for most the year. Hamrlik has played in just four games this campaign, but with Marc Staal's injury Tuesday he might be afforded the opportunity to step directly into the Rangers' lineup.
Wed, Mar 6, 2013 01:42:00 PM

Washington Capitals waive D Roman Hamrlik.

This is our first blurb about Hamrlik since Feb. 7, which should tell you pretty much all you need to know. Hamrlik has dressed in just four games this season and has one assists and a minus-1 rating.
Tue, Mar 5, 2013 12:26:00 PM

Roman Hamrlik will probably be a healthy scratch for an eighth straight game Thursday.

Coach Adam Oates said that Hamrlik will "get his chance," but for now he appears to be content with the top-six group he has. He played in the first three games of the year and hasn't gotten into the lineup since. "Obviously just keep working, keep working hard in the practices," Hamrlik said. "I've been in this situation many times, especially last year with Dale [Hunter]. Now it's new system and I'm in the same track. Stay positive and keep working hard and hopefully I'm gonna get a chance to play again."
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 10:24:00 AM

Roman Hamrlik clarified his concerns with the lockout on Monday in a phone interview and defended himself against some criticism he has received for questioning Donald Fehr.

The Capitals defenseman took issue with being characterized as a veteran who wants to collect his money and one who isn't concerned with the future of the game or its players. "But it's not about the money for me. I want the best deal for the players," he said. "When I was younger, the older guys were sacrificing. Now I'm in the same spot. For me, it's more: This is maybe my last chance to play for the Cup. I grew up in a communist republic, and my dream was to win the Cup. I think I can play another year or two, but time is flying. In 2004, there were so many older guys who sacrificed and then didn't come back [after the lockout ended]. That could happen to me." Hamrlik also called Washington teammate Troy Brouwer when he learned that Brouwer was irked by his comments. "He's a great teammate, said Hamrlik. "I don't have a problem with any comment he makes. We talked as friends, and that was it."
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 06:19:00 PM

When asked about Roman Hamrlik's criticisms of him, NHL executive director Donald Fehr said that he doesn't believe in censoring anyone.

Fehr held it up as an example of how the NHLPA is different from the NHL. Hamrlik recently argued that Fehr should be fired if the NHL season is canceled.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 06:18:00 PM

Roman Hamrlik hasn't been involved in the CBA process according to an anonymous agent.

Hamrlik harshly criticized NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr recently and believes both sides have too much pride. "He’s a guy that has not participated in any conference calls from the very beginning of the process. He hasn't bothered to attend any CBA meetings. He hasn’t bothered to attend any NHLPA meetings," said the agent of Hamrlik. "His opinion is not shared by 99 percent of the other players." Troy Brouwer also argued that if the owners latest offer was brought to a vote, as Hamrlik suggested, that the players would overwhelmingly reject it.
Sat, Nov 24, 2012 02:39:00 PM

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