Fandom

Ice Hockey Wiki

Roman Polák

55,701pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
Roman Polák
Polak Leafs
Position Defence
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
235 lb (107 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
San Jose Sharks
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born April 28 1986 (1986-04-28) (age 31),
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 180th overall, 2004
St. Louis Blues
Pro Career 2005 – present

Roman Polák (born 28 April 1986) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). Polák was drafted in the sixth round, 180th overall, at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues, the organization with which he spent his entire NHL career with prior to joining the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2014. He rejoined the Maple Leafs in 2016, after a brief stint with the San Jose Sharks.

Playing career Edit

Polak was drafted in the 6th round, 180th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. After playing in the Western Hockey League in the 2004-05 season with the Kootenay Ice he returned back to his native Czech Republic to make his professional debut with HC Vitkovice of the Czech Extraliga.

In the 2006-07 season, Polak returned to North America and appeared in his first NHL game on October 9, 2006 against the Anaheim Ducks. After two seasons between the Blues and affiliate, the Peoria Rivermen, Polak made the starting roster for the Blues in the 2008-09 season.

Polak scored his first NHL goal in his 57th game on December 20, 2008, against the Minnesota Wild. Roman finished the season with 15 points in 69 games and was re-signed by the Blues to a two-year contract on July 24, 2009. Emerging as a mainstay in the Blues defense and establishing himself as one of the Blues' top defensive-defensemen over the next two seasons, Polák was re-signed by St. Louis to a five-year contract extension on 2 June 2011.

On 28 June 2014, Polák was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for defenseman Carl Gunnarsson and a 2014 fourth-round draft pick (Ville Husso). During his first season in Toronto, Polák set a career-high in goals scored (5).

On 22 February 2016, Polák was traded to the San Jose Sharks along with Nick Spaling in exchange for second-round draft picks in 2017 and 2018, as well as forward Raffi Torres. He was part of a Sharks team that made their first ever appearance in the Stanley Cup Final, but came up short to the Pittsburgh Penguins, losing 4 games to 2. On July 2nd 2016, Polák returned to the Maple Leafs on a one-year contract.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Kootenay Ice WHL 65 5 18 23 85 9 0 0 0 6
2005–06 HC Vitkovice CZE 37 0 1 1 16 6 0 0 0 6
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 19 0 0 0 6
2006–07 Peoria Rivermen AHL 53 4 8 12 66
2007–08 Peoria Rivermen AHL 34 0 7 7 33
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 6 0 1 1 0
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 1 14 15 45 4 0 0 0 0
2009-10 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 4 17 21 59
2010-11 St. Louis Blues NHL 55 3 9 12 33
2011-12 St. Louis Blues NHL 77 0 11 11 57 9 0 0 0 19
2012-13 HC Viktovice CZE 22 2 6 8 10
2012-13 St. Louis Blues NHL 48 1 5 6 48 6 0 1 1 2
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 72 4 9 13 71 6 0 1 1 4
2014-15 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 56 5 4 9 48
2015-16 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 55 1 12 13 56
2015-16 San Jose Sharks NHL 24 0 3 3 16 24 0 0 0 15
NHL totals 559 19 85 104 439 49 0 2 2 40

International Edit

Medal record
Representing Czech Republic
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championship
2005 North Dakota Bronze medal icon
IIHF World U18 Championships
2004 Minsk Bronze medal icon
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Czech Republic WJC18 Bronze medal icon 7 0 0 0 8
2005 Czech Republic WJC Bronze medal icon 7 0 2 2 4
2006 Czech Republic WJC 6th 6 0 2 2 6
2009 Czech Republic WC 6th 7 0 1 1 6
2010 Czech Republic Oly 7th 5 0 0 0 4
2014 Czech Republic WC 4th 1 0 0 0 0
2016 Czech Republic WCH 6th 3 0 1 1 0
Junior totals 20 0 4 4 18
Senior totals 16 0 2 2 10

External linksEdit


This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Roman Polák. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Ice Hockey Wiki, the text of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License 3.0 (Unported) (CC-BY-SA).


Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.