Chicago Signs Rozsival

By Greg Komarnicky
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Sep 12th, 2012
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After a long wait, UFA Michal Rozsival has been singed by the Chicago Blackhawks to a one year deal worth $2 Million.

Michal Rozsival was one of a few left behind UFAs that really shouldn’t be. Other UFAs that should be gone include Arnott, Huselius, Doan, Colaiacovo, Kubina and Ellis. Michal Rozsival, 34 has just finished his 11th season in the NHL. Rozsival spend the most of his career in the NHL as defensive depth for most NHL teams, and a solid one as well in which he proved by winning the 2006 NHL Plus/Minus Award (joint winner).

In his 756 games played in the NHL so far, he has recorded 64 goals and 196 assists for 260 points with 589 penalty minutes. In those 11 seasons, Rozsival played for 3 different teams in the NHL, Pittsburgh Penguins, New York Rangers and Phoenix Coyotes. Rozsival has also played one season in the Czech league for two different teams, Trinec Ocelari HC and Pardubice HC. Rozsival scored 2 goals and 13 assists for 15 points in 51 games for the two clubs together. Rozsival had only a little amount of AHL games played, but in the 79 games played in the AHL (3 seasons, Syracuse Crunch, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) Rozsival scored 11 goals and 30 assists for 41 points. During his two WHL seasons, Rozsival was a player you’d love to have on your team. During his rookie season with the Swift Current Broncos, Roszival picked up 8 goals and 31 assists for 19 points in 63 games, followed by a strong sophomore season of 14 goals and 55 assists for 69 points in 71 games played.

Rozsival has great hockey sense and continually uses it in his game. Rozsival has good size at 6-foot-1, 212 pounds, but tends to play on the softer side. He tends to ease up in his games at points, and would have to change that to be a regular player for the Blackhawks. A good upside for him however is his great puck moving ability.

Blackhawks signing rating: B-, Great depth defenseman for the Blackhawks, Good experience as well

Greg Komarnicky (216 Posts)

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