Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ronald Petrovicky
Ronald Petrovicky was born February 15, 1977 in Zilina, Slovakia. The ninth round, 228th overall selection of the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft, Petrovicky came to North America in 1994 and upon his arrival made his WHL debut with the Tri-City Americans.

Petrovicky spent the better part of the 1994-95 season in Tri-City before being dealt to the Prince George Cougars. After the better part of three seasons in Prince George, the feisty winger joined the Regina Pats for the 1997-98 season and ended his junior career with season highs in all three offensive categories (64 goals, 49 assists, 113 points) in 71 games.

In 1998-99, the Flames assigned Petrovicky to their AHL affiliate in Saint-John where he would spend the next two seasons, before making his NHL debut in 2000-01. A member of Slovakia's World Junior team in 2000, Petrovicky went on to play 107 games with the Flames before being acquired by the New York Rangers in the summer of 2002. The hard-nosed winger would play only one season in New York before before moving on to the up and coming Atlanta Thrashers in 2003-04.

After representing his homeland at the 2000 World Junior Championships, Petrovicky was named to Slovakia's 2004 World Championship team that competed in Prague, Czech Republic.

Petrovicky spent a pair of seasons overseas before he returned to the Atlanta Thrashers. Petrovicky would appear in 60 games with the Thrashers in the 2005-06 season, and represent his homeland in the 2006 Winter Olympics before signing as a free agent in the off-season with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1993-94 Dukla Trencin Jr. Slovak-Jr. 36 28 27 55 42
1993-94 Dukla Trencin Slovakia 1 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Slovakia EJC-C 6 11 6 17 4
1994-95 Tri-City Americans WHL 39 4 11 15 86
1994-95 Prince George Cougars WHL 21 4 6 10 37
1995-96 Prince George Cougars WHL 39 19 21 40 61
1996-97 Prince George Cougars WHL 72 32 37 69 119 15 4 9 13 31
1997-98 Regina Pats WHL 71 64 49 113 168 +45 9 2 4 6 11
1998-99 Saint John Flames AHL 78 12 21 33 114 -16 7 1 2 3 19
1999-00 Saint John Flames AHL 67 23 33 56 131 0 3 1 1 2 6
1999-00 Slovakia WC-A 2 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Calgary Flames NHL 30 4 5 9 54 0
2001-02 Calgary Flames NHL 77 5 7 12 85 0
2002-03 New York Rangers NHL 66 5 9 14 77 -12
2003-04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 78 16 15 31 123 -9
2003-04 Slovakia WC-A 9 1 0 1 10 +1
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup
2004-05 MsHK SKP Zilina Slovakia 34 10 9 19 34
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden 10 0 5 5 27
2004-05 Brynas IF Gavle Sweden-Q 9 0 2 2 0
2005-06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 8 12 20 62 -8
2005-06 Slovakia Olympics 6 1 0 1 2 0
2006-07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 31 3 3 6 28 +4 3 0 0 0 2
2006-07 Wilkes-Barre Penguins AHL 4 0 0 0 4 -3
2007-08 Dukla Trencin Slovakia 2 0 1 1 2
2007-08 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 18 1 1 2 10
2007-08 EV Zug Swiss 10 0 0 0 35 7 0 0 0 8
2008-09 Dynamo Riga KHL 30 2 3 5 49
2009-10 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 0 0 0 19 -2
NHL Totals 342 41 51 92 429 3 0 0 0 2


WHL East Second All-Star Team (1998) Missed majority of 2000-01 due to a wrist injury vs. Detroit, October 5, 2000. Claimed by NY Rangers from Calgary in Waiver Draft, October 4, 2002. Claimed by Atlanta from NY Rangers in Waiver Draft, October 3, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Zilina (Slovakia), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), January 23, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 24, 2006. Missed majority of 2006-07 due to pre-season hip surgery.
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