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Michal Rozsival (born on September 3, 1978 in Vlasim, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL.

Playing CareerEdit

Rozsival was drafted in the fourth round, 105th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. To adjust to North American play, he moved to Canada to play junior hockey with the Swift Current Broncos.

Before making his debut with the Penguins, Rozsival played for the Syracuse Crunch in the American Hockey League (AHL). He made his NHL debut in the 1999–2000 season. He came to the Rangers after the 2004–05 NHL lockout as a free agent.

On April 29, 2007, Rozsival ended the Rangers' longest home playoff game since 1971 by blasting a shot past Buffalo Sabres goaltender Ryan Miller at 16:43 of the second overtime period.

In the 2007-08 regular season, Rozsival led all defensemen in shorthanded goals, with two. On July 1, 2008, he signed a four-year contract with the Rangers worth $20 million. On February 22, 2009, Rozsival switched his jersey number to 33 when former Rangers' player Harry Howell had his number 3 retired.

On January 10, 2011, he was traded to the Phoenix Coyotes for Wojtek Wolski. He didn't record any points during the Coyotes' run to the 2012 Western Conference Finals.

He was injured on a play just seconds before Dustin Penner's overtime series winner after a hit from Dustin Brown, and had to be assisted off the ice.

On September 11, 2012, Rozsival was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Blackhawks on a one-year contract.

The Blackhawks would win the Stanley Cup during the lockout shortened 2012-13 NHL season, defeating the Boston Bruins 3-2 in Game 6.

In Game 1 of that series, Rozsival shot a puck that deflected off Dave Bolland and Andrew Shaw into the net for the game-winning triple-overtime goal. He was credited with an assist.

On July 5, 2013, Rozsival signed a two year contract to remain with the Chicago Blackhawks and on February 28, 2017, he signed a one-year contract extension to continue to remain with the team.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Swift Current Broncos WHL 63 8 31 39 80 10 0 6 6 15
1997–98 Swift Current Broncos WHL 71 14 55 69 122 12 0 5 5 33
1998–99 Syracuse Crunch AHL 49 3 22 25 72
1999–00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 75 4 17 21 48 2 0 0 0 4
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 30 1 4 5 26
2000–01 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 29 8 8 16 32
2001–02 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 9 20 29 47
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 53 4 6 10 40
2003–04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 1 0 0 0 2
2004–05 Oceláři Třinec CZE 35 1 10 11 40
2004–05 Pardubice CZE 16 1 3 4 30 16 1 2 3 34
2005–06 New York Rangers NHL 82 5 25 30 90 4 0 1 1 8
2006–07 New York Rangers NHL 80 10 30 40 52 10 3 4 7 10
2007–08 New York Rangers NHL 80 13 25 38 80 10 1 5 6 10
2008–09 New York Rangers NHL 76 8 22 30 52 7 0 0 0 4
2009–10 New York Rangers NHL 82 3 20 23 78
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 32 3 12 15 22
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 33 3 3 6 20 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 54 1 12 13 34 15 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 27 0 12 12 14 23 0 4 4 16
2013–14 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 42 1 7 8 32 17 1 5 6 8
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 65 1 12 13 22 10 0 1 1 6
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 51 1 12 13 33 4 0 0 0 2
2016–17 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 22 1 2 3 14
NHL totals 963 68 241 309 704 106 5 20 25 72

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
1996 Czech Republic EJC18 5th 5 0 1 1 10
2008 Czech Republic WC 5th 4 0 0 0 0
2010 Czech Republic WC Template:Goca 9 0 2 2 4
2014 Czech Republic OG 6th 5 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 5 0 1 1 10
Senior totals 18 0 2 2 4

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
WHL
East First All-Star Team 1998
Bill Hunter Trophy 1998
CHL Second All-Star Team 1998
NHL
NHL Plus/Minus Award (joint winner) 2006
Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks) 2013, 2015

Personal LifeEdit

Rozsival and his wife, Jana have two sons Dominick and Daniel.

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