Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Marek Posmyk
Defenceman Marek Posmyk played a few games for the Tampa Bay Lightning between 1999 and 2001. He was at his best when utilizing his 6'5", 228lb. frame to ward off enemy forwards but his positional play often lacked discipline.

Born in Jihlava, Czechoslovakia, Posmyk played for the heralded local Dukla club and was chosen 36th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1996. He joined the OHL's Sarnia Sting in 1997-98 to help him adjust to the North American style of play. The hulking defender never got beyond the AHL with the Maple Leafs and was included in the deal that brought Mike Johnson to Tampa in exchange for Darcy Tucker.

Posmyk saw a bit of action with the Lightning after the trade in February, 2000 but was relegated to the minors the next year. He played well for the IHL's Detroit Vipers but opted to sign with Continental Zlin of the Czech League in the off-season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 HC Dukla Jihlava Jr. CzRep-Jr. 16 1 3 4
1995-96 HC Dukla Jihlava Jr. CzRep-Jr. 16 6 5 11
1995-96 Czech Republic WJC-A 5 1 0 1 2
1995-96 HC Dukla Jihlava CzRep 18 1 2 3 1 0 0 0
1995-96 Czech Republic EJC-A 5 2 1 3 10
1996-97 HC Dukla Jihlava CzRep 24 1 7 8 44
1996-97 Czech Republic WJC-A 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Sarnia Sting OHL 48 8 16 24 94 +13 5 0 2 2 6
1997-98 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 1 2 3 8
1997-98 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 3 0 0 0 4 +3
1998-99 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 41 1 0 1 36
1999-00 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 38 1 6 7 57
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 18 1 2 3 20 +1
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 1 0 1 1 0 +1
2000-01 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2000-01 Detroit Vipers IHL 49 7 14 21 58 -4
2001-02 HC Continental Zlin CzRep 45 8 6 14 147 6 0 0 0 10
2002-03 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 41 0 4 4 20 17 4 3 7 34
2003-04 Nurnberg Ice Tigers Germany 25 2 4 6 24 6 1 2 3 6
2003-04 HC Slovan Usti nad Labem CzRep-2 2 0 0 0 2
2003-04 HC Lasselsberger Plzen CzRep 10 0 1 1 14
2007-08 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 37 3 1 4 30
2007-08 HC Lasselsberger Plzen CzRep 5 1 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 18
2008-09 BK Mlada Boleslav CzRep 33 3 4 7 18
2008-09 HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice CzRep 2 0 0 0 4
NHL Totals 19 1 2 3 20


Traded to Tampa Bay by Toronto with Mike Johnson and Toronto's 5th (Pavel Sedov) and 6th (Aaron Gionet) round choices in 2000 Entry Draft for Darcy Tucker, Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Miguel Delisle) in 2000 Entry Draft , February 9, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Zlin (Czech) with Tampa Bay retaining NHL rights, August 12, 2001.