Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Roman Simicek
Roman Simicek was born November 4, 1971 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The ninth round, 273rd overall selection of the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Simicek came to North America in 2000-01.

An offensively gifted forward, Simicek spent the early part of his career with Vitkovice in the Czech Republic League before joining HPK Hameenlinna in Finland in 1998-99. After two seasons in Finland, Simicek joined the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2000-01 season. Simicek went on to play 29 games in Pittsburgh before he was dealt to the expansion Minnesota Wild. Unable to land a regular spot with the Wild, Simicek split his time with the AHL's Houston Aeros before deciding to head back to Europe at seasons end.

Upon returning to Europe in 2002-03, Simicek has had stops in Finland and most recently the Czech Republic.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1989-90 TJ Vitkovice Czech 5 3 4 7 2
1990-91 TJ Vitkovice Czech 35 2 4 6
1991-92 TJ Vitkovice Czech 33 6 12 18 34 12 2 7 9
1992-93 TJ Vitkovice Czech 38 8 11 19 52 14 5 8 13
1993-94 HC Vitkovice CzRep 40 18 16 34 78 5 0 2 2
1994-95 HC Vitkovice CzRep 41 11 14 25 100 6 1 3 4 8
1995-96 HC Vitkovice CzRep 39 9 11 20 38 4 2 0 2 8
1996-97 HC Vitkovice CzRep 49 18 19 37 48 9 4 4 8 22
1996-97 Czech Republic WC-A 9 1 0 1 6
1997-98 HC Vitkovice CzRep 40 16 27 43 71 9 2 4 6 6
1997-98 HC Vitkovice EuroHL 4 1 2 3 4
1998-99 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 49 24 27 51 75 8 2 5 7 18
1998-99 Czech Republic WC-A 12 1 6 7 26
1999-00 HPK Hameenlinna Finland 23 10 17 27 50 8 2 4 6 10
2000-01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 29 3 6 9 30 -5
2000-01 Minnesota Wild NHL 28 2 4 6 21 -4
2001-02 Minnesota Wild NHL 6 2 0 2 8 +1
2001-02 Houston Aeros AHL 49 12 14 26 61 -4 4 1 0 1 2
2002-03 HIFK Helsinki Finland 30 4 11 15 49
2002-03 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 11 3 5 8 14 10 2 8 10 10
2003-04 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 36 6 13 19 85 13 2 4 6 12
2004-05 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 45 8 18 26 101 10 2 1 3 41
2005-06 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 39 10 15 25 52 6 0 3 3 6
2006-07 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 30 2 7 9 32
2007-08 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 44 8 8 16 70
2008-09 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 44 9 12 21 44 5 0 1 1 2
2009-10 Dukla Trencin Slovakia 37 9 19 28 54
NHL Totals 63 7 10 17 59


Traded to Minnesota by Pittsburgh for Steve McKenna, January 13, 2001. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), April 8, 2002.
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