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Roman Polak
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Born 28 April 1986 (1986-04-28) (age 33)
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 237 lb (108 kg; 16 st 13 lb)
Position Defense
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
San Jose Sharks
HC Vítkovice
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 180th overall, 2004
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005–present

Roman Polak (born on April 28, 1986) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted in the sixth round (180th overall) at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, the organization with which he spent his entire NHL career with prior to joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014.

Playing CareerEdit

Roman was drafted in the sixth round, 180th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. After playing in the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the 2004–05 season with the Kootenay Ice, he returned to his native Czech Republic to make his professional debut with HC Vítkovice of the Czech Extraliga.

In the 2006–07 season, he returned to North America and appeared in his first NHL game on 9 October 2006, against the Anaheim Ducks.

After two seasons between the Blues and their affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, Roman made the starting roster for the Blues in the 2008–09 season.

On December 20, 2008, Roman scored his first NHL goal in his 57th game against the Minnesota Wild. He finished the season with 15 points in 69 games and was re-signed by the Blues to a two-year contract on July 24, 2009.

Emerging as a mainstay in the Blues defense and establishing himself as one of the Blues' top defensive-defensemen over the next two seasons, Roman was re-signed by St. Louis to a five-year contract extension on June 2, 2011.

On June 28, 2014, Roman was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick (Ville Husso). During his first season in Toronto, he set a career-high in goals scored (5).

On February 22, 2016, Roman was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Nick Spaling in exchange for second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018 as well as forward Raffi Torres.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Kootenay Ice WHL 65 5 18 23 85 9 0 0 0 6
2005–06 HC Vítkovice CZE 37 0 1 1 16 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 53 4 8 12 66
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 0 7 7 33
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 1 1 0
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 1 14 15 45 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 4 17 21 59
2010–11 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 3 9 12 33
2011–12 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 0 11 11 57 9 0 0 0 19
2012–13 HC Vítkovice CZE 22 2 6 8 10
2012–13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 1 5 6 48 6 0 1 1 2
2013–14 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 4 9 13 71 6 0 1 1 4
2014–15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 5 4 9 48
2015–16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 1 12 13 56
2015–16 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 0 3 3 16 24 0 0 0 15
NHL totals 559 19 85 104 439 49 0 2 2 40

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 2005 North Dakota
IIHF U18 Championships
Bronze 2004 Minsk
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Czech Republic WJC18 Template:Brca 7 0 0 0 8
2005 Czech Republic WJC Template:Brca 7 0 2 2 4
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6th 6 0 2 2 6
2009 Czech Republic WC 6th 7 0 1 1 6
2010 Czech Republic OG 7th 5 0 0 0 4
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 1 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 20 0 4 4 18
Senior totals 13 0 1 1 10