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Roman Hamrlik

Born:April 12, 1974Draft:1992 Lightning 1st Overall
Hometown:Gottwaldov, CzechiaPosition:Defense
Known For:First Lightning Draft PickShoots:Left
National Team:CzechiaCurrent Status:Retired

Roman Hamrlík (born April 12, 1974) is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenseman who played 20 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was originally selected first overall in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, the first-ever selection by the expansion franchise, going on to begin his career with the team before later playing for the Edmonton OilersNew York IslandersCalgary FlamesMontreal CanadiensWashington Capitals and New York Rangers. In total, he played 1,395 games during his NHL career and participated in three NHL All-Star Games, in 1996, 1999 and 2003.

Roman Hamrlik
Roman Hamrlik with the Montreal Canadiens. (Icon SMI)

Roman Hamrlik Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
December 30, 1997Tampa Bay LightningPaul ComrieEdmonton OilersJason Bonsignore
Steve Kelly
Bryan Marchment
June 24, 2000Edmonton OilersNew York IslandersSecond-Round Pick
(Brad Winchester)
Josh Green
Eric Brewer

Deeper Dive


  • European Junior Championships Gold Medal (1991, 1992)
  • European Junior Championships Best Defenseman (1991)
  • European Junior Championships All-Star Team (1992)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1996, 1999, 2003)
  • Olympic Gold Medal (1998)