Chicago Blackhawks
Chicago Blackhawks
Michal Rozsival
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 09/03/1978
AGE: 36
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.