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Rostislav Olesz
Rostislav Olesz
Left Wing
(RAH-stih-slahv OH-lesh)
Number: 85
Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 215
Shoots: Left
Born: Oct 10, 1985
Birthplace: Bilovec, Czech Republic
Acquired: From FLA for B. Campbell on 6/24/11
Drafted: FLA / 2004 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (7th overall)
Had points in two straight with PPA Oct. 22 at CBJ &  1st point with NJ with 1a Oct. 19 vs. NYR; was first point in NHL since Feb. 16, 2011 vs. Phi. (g)...DND Oct. 17 at Ott; had played in three straight...Made Devils' debut Oct. 8 at Van; was 1st NHL appearance since Nov. 13, 2011 vs. Edm...DND in three straight Oct. 4-7...Bought out by Chi. on June 27, 2013;  signed free-agent contract with NJ just 8 days later…2012-13: Spent 8th season in N. America with Rochester (AHL);  knee injury limited playing time to 14 games…Assigned to IceHogs by Chi. Mar. 14;  made season debut Mar. 22 at Abb…Totaled 7g-12a-19pts overall;  helped club to 3rd-place finish in AHL’s Midwest Div…Opened campaign with 5-game point-scoring streak through Mar. 30 (2g-4a-6pts)…Notched 5 multiple-point games, including 2g-1a-3pts Apr. 6 at Peo. & Apr. 5 at Mil.;  was named AHL Player of the Week…Also had 3a Apr. 19 at SA.


2010-11: Tallied 17 points (6G, 11A) in 44 appearances … Netted overtime game-winning goal (11th career) on Feb. 4 at NJD … Twice matched a career-high +3 plus/minus rating … Registered four multi-point games … Recorded three-game point streak from Oct. 11-16.

2009-10: Tallied 29 points (14G, 15A) in 78 games played … Matched career highs of 14 goals and 28 penalty minutes … Netted three GWG … Recorded five multi-point games … Returned to lineup Dec. 31 vs. MTL after missing 17 games with an injury … Recorded three-game point streak from Jan. 14-18 and four-game point streak from Dec. 12-18.

2008-09:
Totaled nine points (4G, 5A) in 37 games … Posted two-point game (G, A) and +2 rating on April 5 vs. PIT.

2007-08:
Notched 26 points (14G, 12A) in 56 games … Recorded career-high +3 rating … Registered seven multi-point games … Netted a career-most five power-play goals … Tallied three-point game streak from Jan. 16-Feb. 16 … Posted a career-high 20:53 of ice time on Nov. 27 vs. TOR.

2006-07:
Recorded career-high 30 points (11G, 19A) in 75 games … Set career-high 28 penalty minutes … Registered a career-best 10 multi-point games … Posted three-game goal streak, four-game point streak (3G, 2A) from Dec. 14-21 … Tallied three points (G, 2A) in four games with the American Hockey League’s Rochester Americans.

2005-06:
Posted 21 points (8G, 13A) in 59 games with FLA… Netted three GWG.

International Career: Represented the Czech Republic at the 2006 Olympics in Turin … Collected one assist in seven games with the Czech Republic at the 2009 World Championship in Switzerland … Totaled five points (2G, 3A) in seven games with the Czech Republic at the 2007 WC in Russia … Shared the tournament lead (with Alex Ovechkin and Jeff Carter) with seven goals and tied for fourth (with Carter and EvgeniMalkin) with 10 points for the Czech Republic at the 2005 World Junior Championship in Thief River Falls, Minn. … Registered five points (3G, 2A) and +4 rating in six games with the Czech Republic at the 2004 WJC in Finland … Skated in six games for the Czech Republic at the 2003 U18 World Championship in Russia, posting five points (2G, 3A).