Jaroslav Obsut was born March 9, 1976 in Presov, Slovakia. The eighth round, 188th overall selection of the Winnipeg Jets in the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, Obsut came to North America in 1995 and became a member of the WHL's Swift Current Broncos later that fall.
A steady blueliner, Obsut spent played two seasons in the WHL with stops in Edmonton and Medicine Hat along with his rookie season with Regina in 1995-96. The young Slovak suited for three games with the ECHL's Toledo Storm during the 1996-97 season before playing in his first full professional season in 1997-98. After spending the better part of the 1997-98 season with the ECHL's Raleigh Icecaps, Obsut suited up for a handful of games with the AHL's Syracuse Crunch.
In 1998-99, Obsut had stints with the ECHL's Augusta Lynx, the AHL's Worcester IceCats and the IHL's Manitoba Moose before making his NHL debut with the St. Louis Blues in 2000-01. In his first and only season with the Blues organization, Obsut saw action in four games with the parent club while also suiting up for a handful of games with the ECHL's Peoria Rivermen before spending the better part of the season in Worcester.
In 2001-02, the Colorado Avalanche acquired the well travelled defenceman and assigned him to their AHL affiliate in Hershey, where he spent the better part of the season while suiting up for a mere three games with the parent club. After only one season in the Colorado system, Obsut joined the AHL's Manitoba Moose in 2002-03.
On the international stage, Obsut has gone on to represent Slovakia at the Winter Olympics (2002), the World Cup of Hockey (2004) and the World Championship (2005).