Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jaroslav Obsut
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).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 North Battleford North Stars SJHL 55 21 30 51 126
1995-96 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 10 11 21 57 6 0 0 0 2
1996-97 Edmonton Ice WHL 13 2 9 11 4
1996-97 Medicine Hat Tigers WHL 50 8 26 34 42 4 0 2 2 2
1996-97 Toledo Storm ECHL 3 1 0 1 0 5 0 1 1 6
1997-98 Raleigh IceCaps ECHL 60 6 26 32 46
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 4 0 1 1 4
1998-99 Augusta Lynx ECHL 41 11 25 36 42 +23
1998-99 Manitoba Moose IHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 31 2 8 10 14 -3 4 0 1 1 2
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 7 0 2 2 4 +3
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 4 0 0 0 2 +1
2000-01 Peoria Rivermen ECHL 3 0 4 4 2 0
2000-01 Worcester IceCats AHL 47 9 12 21 20 +7 7 0 1 1 4
2001-02 Colorado Avalanche NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Hershey Bears AHL 58 3 22 25 48 +6 8 0 2 2 2
2001-02 Slovakia Olympics 4 0 0 0 2 +1
2002-03 Manitoba Moose AHL 60 6 13 19 59 +5 14 0 4 4 8
2003-04 Manitoba Moose AHL 65 11 26 37 42 +9
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 3 0 0 0 0 -4
2004-05 Lulea HF Sweden 49 11 19 30 50 2 0 0 0 50
2004-05 Slovakia WC-A 4 0 0 0 2 -1
2005-06 Lulea HF Sweden 48 8 17 25 40 6 0 1 1 6
2006-07 Lulea HF Sweden 51 11 21 32 26 4 0 0 0 4
2007-08 Lulea HF Sweden 52 5 11 16 78
2008-09 Lulea HF Sweden 54 8 21 29 48 5 2 2 4 10
2008-09 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 1 1 0 +3
2009-10 Spartak Moscow KHL 50 9 14 23 88 6 1 2 3 2
2010-11 Spartak Moscow KHL 23 2 5 7 26
2010-11 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 27 2 8 10 12 24 5 5 10 8
2011-12 Dynamo Minsk KHL 52 5 24 29 22 4 0 0 0 0
2012-13 HK Donbass Donetsk KHL 23 1 4 5 12
2012-13 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 7 1 1 2 39
2012-13 Spartak Moscow KHL 16 3 4 7 14 5 2 2 4 2
NHL Totals 7 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, April 26, 1999.
Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury suffered in practice, October, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, August 11, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, July 10, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden), April 28, 2004.