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.
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|East First All-Star Team||1998|
|Bill Hunter Trophy||1998|
|CHL Second All-Star Team||1998|
|NHL Plus/Minus Award (joint winner)||2006|
|Stanley Cup (Chicago Blackhawks)||2013, 2015|
Rozsival and his wife, Jana have two sons Dominick and Daniel.