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Ronald Petrovicky
Position Right/Left Wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Free agent
EV Zug
Calgary Flames
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dinamo Riga
Born February 15 1977 (1977-02-15) (age 39),
Žilina, CSSR
NHL Draft 228th overall, 1996
Calgary Flames
Pro Career 1998 – present

Ronald Petrovický (born February 15, 1977 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey right wing formerly playing for Kontinental Hockey League (KHL0 team Dinamo Riga. He has played professionally in Europe and in North America in the National Hockey League (NHL) as well as international play for the Slovak national ice hockey team. Ronald last played in the NHL with the Vancouver Canucks in National Hockey League preseason games on the basis of a try-out to obtain a contract, he failed to make the cut and was released by the team on September 24, 2009.

Playing careerEdit

Born in Czechoslovakia, Petrovicky only played one game as junior at home. Petrovicky moved to Canada to play junior hockey with the Tri-City Americans, Prince George Cougars and the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League (WHL). While a member of the Cougars, the Calgary Flames chose him in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He would sign with the Flames organization in 1998, and played for the Flames' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate for two seasons before joining Calgary. He played two seasons for the NHL team before joining the New York Rangers for the 2002–03 season. A year later, he was transferred to the Atlanta Thrashers, again as a waiver transaction.

During the NHL lockout, Petrovicky played his first professional hockey in Europe, playing for Zilina and Brynas. He played one more season with the Thrashers before joining the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the 2007-08 season, Petrovicky moved to Europe, playing for Dukla Trencin, EV Zug and Modo Hockey. He signed with Dinamo Riga for the 2008–09 season. He was released on 24 December 2008.

Just before the 2009 NHL pre-season, Petrovicky was invitied to training camp by the Vancouver Canucks but was released from camp on September 23, 2009.

International Edit

He also played with the Slovak national ice hockey team in the 2000 and 2004 Ice Hockey World Championships. He won the silver medal as part of the 2000 Slovak team.

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