Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Roman Cechmanek
Roman Cechmanek was born in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia on March 2, 1971. Tall and slender, 'Chemo' starred with Vsetin of the Czech Elite League for five seasons, winning championships in each of those five campaigns. Cechmanek also played on three Czech world championship teams and was part of the 1998 Olympic gold-medal winning Czech Republic team.

Cechmanek was the third selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, and joined the Flyers in 2000-01 as a 29-year old rookie. It was quite a debut season -- second in the NHL with 10 shutouts, second in the NHL with a 2.01 goals against average, fourth in the NHL in save percentage (92.1%). Cechmanek went on to appear in the annual All-Star Game, was selected to the NHL's Second All-Star Team at the end of the 2000-01 season and was a finalist for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's best goaltender. That season was no fluke -- both in 2001-02 and 2002-03, Cechmanek finished second in goals-against average and near the top of the league in save percentage and wins, while capturing the William Jennings Award in 2003.

In the spring of 2003, Cechmanek was dealt to the Los Angeles Kings.

On the international stage, Cechmanek has represented his homeland at the 1991 World Junior Championships, the World Cup in 1996, the 1998 and 2002 Winter Olympics and is a five-time member of its World Championship team (1995, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2004).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1988-89 TJ Gottwaldov Czech 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1988-89 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 6 3.01
1989-90 TJ Zlin Czech 2 0 0 0 0 3.37
1990-91 Dukla Jihlava Czech 9 2 2.42
1990-91 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 3 1.99
1991-92 DS Olomouc Czech 13 0 4.43
1991-92 AC ZPS Zlin Czech 2 0 1 0 0 7.73
1992-93 Banik Hodonin Czech-2
1993-94 Zbrojovka Vsetin CzRep-2
1994-95 HC Dadak Vsetin CzRep 41 5 2.44 11 1 2.23
1994-95 Czech Republic WC-A 1 0 4.00
1995-96 HC Petra Vsetin CzRep 36 4 2.16 13 2 1.30
1996-97 Czech Republic W-Cup
1996-97 HC Petra Vsetin CzRep 48 3 2.13 10 2 1.10
1996-97 Czech Republic WC-A 8 2.13
1997-98 HC Petra Vsetin CzRep 41 1.98 10 1 1.60
1997-98 HC Petra Vsetin EuroHL 5 3 2 1 2.34 4 2 2 0 1 2.50
1997-98 Czech Republic Olympics
1998-99 HC Slovnaft Vsetin EuroHL 2 0 2 0 0 4.03
1998-99 HC Slovnaft Vsetin CzRep 45 5 1.71 12 8 4 0 1 1.85
1998-99 Czech Republic WC-A 4 1 2.44
1999-00 HC Slovnaft Viva Vsetin CzRep 37 0 2.47 9 5 4 0 3 1.65
1999-00 Czech Republic WC-A 8 7 1 0 1 2.00
2000-01 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 59 35 15 6 10 2.01 6 2 4 0 3.11
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 3 1 1 0 0 1.12
2001-02 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 46 24 13 6 4 2.05 4 1 3 1 1.85
2001-02 Czech Republic Olympics
2002-03 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 58 33 15 10 6 1.83 13 6 7 2 2.15
2003-04 Los Angeles Kings NHL 49 18 21 6 5 2.51
2003-04 Czech Republic WC-A 1 1 0 0 0 1.00
2004-05 Czech Republic W-Cup
2004-05 HC Vsetin CzRep 35 3 2.67
2005-06 HC Energie Karlovy Vary CzRep 12 1 2.93
2005-06 Hamburg Freezers Germany 27 3 2.58 6 0 2.78
2006-07 Linkopings HC Sweden 26 0 2.70
2006-07 HC Ocelari Trinec CzRep 6 0 1.94 9 0 2.11
2006-07 Czech Republic WC-A 7 3 4 0 0 2.58
NHL Totals 212 110 64 28 25 2.08 23 9 14 3 2.33


NHL Second All-Star Team (2001)
William M. Jennings Trophy (2003) (shared with Robert Esche) (tied with Martin Brodeur) Played in NHL All-Star Game (2001)
Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia for Los Angeles' 2nd round choice (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Bryan Bickell) in 2004 Entry Draft, May 28, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vsetin (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Trinec (CzRep), January 30, 2006.