Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Rostislav Olesz
Rotislav Olesz was born October 10, 1985 in Bilovec, Czech Republic. The first round, seventh overall selection of the Florida Panthers in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Olesz honed his skills in the Czech Extraleague before making NHL debut in 2005-06.

A member of the Czech Republic's World Junior team in 2005, Olesz became the youngest player ever to play in the Czech Extraleague in 2000-01. In 2006, Olesz represented his homeland at the 2006 Witner Olympics earning a Bronze Medal.

Despite recording his second 14 goal season in three years in 2010-11, Olesz failed to live up to expectations in Florida and on June 24, 2011 he was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for defenceman Brian Campbell.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 15 10 3 13 14
2000-01 HC Vitkovice CzRep 3 0 1 1 0
2001-02 HC Vitkovice CzRep 11 1 2 3 0
2001-02 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 34 19 20 39 81 2 0 0 0 2
2002-03 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 7 1 1 2 12
2002-03 HC Vitkovice CzRep 40 6 3 9 41 5 0 0 0 2
2002-03 HC Slezan Opava CzRep-2 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Czech Republic WJ18-A 6 2 3 5 4
2003-04 HC Vitkovice Jr. CzRep-Jr. 3 2 0 2 0
2003-04 HC Vitkovice CzRep 35 1 11 12 10 6 2 1 3 4
2003-04 HC Dukla Jihlava CzRep-2 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2003-04 Czech Republic WJC-A 6 3 2 5 6
2004-05 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 47 6 7 13 12 5 0 2 2 0
2004-05 Czech Republic WJC-A 7 7 3 10 12
2004-05 HC Sparta Praha Jr. CzRep-Jr. 1 0 1 1 0
2005-06 Florida Panthers NHL 59 8 13 21 24 -4
2005-06 Czech Republic Olympics 8 0 0 0 2 +1
2006-07 Florida Panthers NHL 75 11 19 30 28 +2
2006-07 Rochester Americans AHL 4 1 2 3 4 +1
2006-07 Czech Republic WC-A 7 2 3 5 4 +2
2007-08 Florida Panthers NHL 56 14 12 26 16 +3
2008-09 Florida Panthers NHL 37 4 5 9 8 -5
2008-09 Czech Republic WC-A 7 0 1 1 2 +1
2009-10 Florida Panthers NHL 78 14 15 29 28 -4
2010-11 Florida Panthers NHL 44 6 11 17 8 -1
2011-12 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 6 0 0 0 6 -1
2011-12 Rockford IceHogs AHL 50 17 24 41 32 +7
2012-13 Rockford IceHogs AHL 14 7 12 19 4 +5
2013-14 New Jersey Devils NHL 10 0 2 2 0 -1
2013-14 Albany Devils AHL 5 1 3 4 4 +1
2013-14 SC Bern Swiss 29 11 5 16 14
2014-15 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 39 12 10 22 32 4 0 2 2 18
2015-16 HC Vitkovice Steel CzRep 40 18 14 32 22
2015-16 SCL Tigers Langnau Swiss 15 4 4 8 2
2016-17 HC Vitkovice Ridera CzRep 41 8 12 20 28 5 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 365 57 77 134 118


Missed majority of 2008-09 due to groin injury and resulting sports hernia surgery. Traded to Chicago by Florida for Brian Campbell, June 25, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee surgery, January 19, 2013. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 5, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), November 20. 2013. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 11, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Langnau
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