Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Michal Rozsival
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MichalRozsival
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 210
BIRTHDATE: 09/03/1978
AGE: 36
BIRTHPLACE: Vlasim, CZE
DRAFTED: PIT: 1996-105 overall
WHL East First All-Star Team (1998) Missed majority of 2003-04 due to training camp knee injury, September 18, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pardubice (CzRep), January, 2005. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, August 29, 2005. Traded to Phoenix by NY Rangers for Wojtek Wolski, January 10, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, September 11, 2012.
CAREER

2012-13:
Registered 12 asissts in 27 regular-season games with the Blackhawks … Shared third among NHL blueliners, paced team defensemen and ranked third overall with a +18 plus/minus rating … Registered a season-high two assists on Jan. 20 at PHX … Skated in a season-high 24:14 and registered his 200th NHL assist on Feb. 19 vs. VAN … Posted a season-best +3 rating on March 31 at DET … Tallied the game-deciding goal on his first career shootout attempt on April 1 vs. NSH … Missed 10 games due to injury (Jan. 26-Feb. 7; April 19-22) … Tallied four helpers in 23 playoff games en route to the 2013 Stanley Cup championship … Shared fifth on the team with a postseason career-best +9 rating … Notched his second career playoff multi-point outing (2A) on June 19 at BOS.

2011-12: Recorded 13 points (1G, 12A), 34 PIM and a +8 rating in 54 regular-season games with PHX … Missed 26 games (Oct. 10-Dec. 6) due to injury … Helped PHX reach the Western Conference Final for the first time in franchise history … Registered 2 PIM in 15 postseason appearances … Ranked third on the team with 21:48 average TOI and second with 28 blocked shots.

2010-11: Split the season between PHX and NYR, totaling 21 points (6G, 15A) in 65 regular-season games … Posted six points (3G, 3A) and a +3 rating in 33 regular-season games with PHX … Played in his 700th career NHL game on April 6 at LAK ... Registered 2 PIM in four postseason appearances for PHX in the Western Conference Quarterfinals vs. DET … Tallied 15 points (3G, 12A) in 32 regular-season games with NYR.

2009-10: Recorded 23 points (3G, 20A) in 82 regular-season games with NYR … Skated in his 600th career NHL game on Jan. 9 at BOS.

2008-09:
Led team defensemen with 30 points (8G, 22A) in 76 regular-season games with NYR … Converted a second-period penalty shot for his 50th career goal and added the overtime game-winner on Dec. 17 at LAK … Skated in his 500th career game on Nov. 17 vs. OTT … Tallied 4 PIM in seven postseason appearances vs. WSH in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.

2007-08: Led team blueliners in goals (13), assists (25) and points (38) in 80 regular-season games with NYR … Tied for seventh among league defensemen with a career-high 13 goals … Ranked third among team defensemen with a career-high 127 SOG … Paced the team with a career-high 24:33 TOI per game … Registered a career-high three assists on Dec. 18 vs. PIT … Tallied six points and a postseason career-high five assists in 10 postseason appearances.

2006-07: Registered career highs in assists (30), points (40) and power-play goals (7) in 80 regular-season games with NYR … Recorded a career-high 30:47 TOI on March 16 at ATL … Registered his 100th career assist on March 25 at NYI … Netted his first career multi-goal game with 2 PPG on Feb. 10 at WSH … Posted his 100th career NHL point with a power-play assist on Oct. 28 at PHX … Paced club defensemen with a postseason career-high three goals and seven points in 10 postseason games … Shared second on the club with a +6 rating ... Ended NYR’s longest playoff game since 1971 with a GWG in double overtime vs. BUF in the Eastern Conference Semifinals on April 29.

2005-06: Paced team defensemen with 30 points (5G, 25A) in 82 regular-season games … Registered a league-leading and career-high +35 rating … Ranked second on the team with a career-high 90 PIM … Notched one assist and 8 PIM in four postseason games … Tallied his first NHL postseason point (1A) on April 29 in Game 4 of the ECQF at NJD.

2004-05: Split the season between the Czech Republic’s HC Ocelari Trinec and HHCC Moeller Pardubice, registering 15 points (2G, 13A) and 70 PIM in 51 regular-season games … Tallied three points (1G, 2A) and 34 PIM in 16 postseason games with HHCC Moeller.

2003-04: Appeared in one regular-season game with the American Hockey League’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins … Missed the season due to injury.

2002-03: Notched 10 points (4G, 6A) and 40 PIM in 53 regular-season games with PIT.

2001-02: Led PIT defensemen with nine goals, 20 assists and 29 points in 79 regular-season games.

2000-01:
Split the season between PIT and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton … Tallied five points (1G, 4A) and a +3 rating in 30 regular-season games with PIT … Posted 16 points (8G, 8A) and a +3 rating in 29 regular-season games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton … Helped lead Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to the Calder Cup Final vs. St. John, tallying 22 points (3G, 19A) in 21 AHL playoff games.

1999-2000:
Ranked second among PIT defensemen with 21 points (4G, 17A) in 75 regular-season games in his first NHL season … Ranked second among NHL rookie defensemen with a +11 rating … Ranked third among NHL rookie defensemen in assists and tied for third in points … Appeared in two postseason games, registering 4 PIM … Logged a postseason career-high 45:21 TOI on May 4 vs. PHI.

1998-99:
Notched 25 points (3G, 25A) and 72 PIM in 49 regular-season games in his professional debut with the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch.

1997-98: Recorded junior career highs in nearly every category … Ranked third on the Western Hockey League’s Swift Current Broncos with 69 points (14G, 55A) in 71 regular-season games … Posted a +24 rating … Won the Bill Hunter Memorial Trophy, awarded annually to the WHL’s Defenseman of the Year … Named to the WHL East First All-Star Team … Posted five assists and 33 PIM in 12 postseason games.

1996-97: Registered 39 points (8G, 31A) and 80 PIM in 63 regular-season games with Swift Current … Tallied six assists and 15 PIM in 10 postseason appearances.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER: Won a gold medal with the Czech Republic at the 2010 World Championship ... Registered two assists and 4 PIM in nine games ... Paced the team with 22:22 TOI per game and 201:20 total minutes ... Posted a +1 rating in four games with the Czech Republic at the 2008 World Championship.