Ronald Petrovický

Ronald Petrovický (born February 15, 1977) is a Slovak former ice hockey right winger. He 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 Petrovický
Born (1977-02-15) February 15, 1977 (age 44)
Žilina, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for EV Zug
Calgary Flames
New York Rangers
Atlanta Thrashers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Dinamo Riga
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 228th overall, 1996
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1994–2010

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Petrovický played in the 1991 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Poprad.[1]

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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

InternationalEdit

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.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 HK Dukla Trencin Slovak 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Tri-City Americans WHL 39 4 11 15 86
1994–95 Prince George Cougars WHL 21 4 6 10 37
1995–96 Prince George Cougars WHL 39 19 21 40 61
1996–97 Prince George Cougars WHL 72 32 37 69 119 15 4 9 13 31
1997–98 Regina Pats WHL 71 64 49 113 168 9 2 4 6 11
1998–99 Saint John Flames AHL 78 12 21 33 114 7 1 2 3 19
1999–00 Saint John Flames AHL 67 23 33 56 131 3 1 1 2 6
2000–01 Calgary Flames NHL 30 4 5 9 54
2001–02 Calgary Flames NHL 77 5 7 12 85
2002–03 New York Rangers NHL 66 5 9 14 77
2003–04 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 78 16 15 31 123
2004–05 MsHK Zilina Slovak 34 10 9 19 34
2004–05 Brynäs IF SHL 10 0 5 5 25 9 0 2 2 0
2005–06 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 60 8 12 20 62
2006–07 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 31 3 3 6 28 3 0 0 0 2
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 0 0 0 4
2007–08 HK Dukla Trencin Slovak 2 0 1 1 2
2007–08 MODO Hockey SHL 18 1 1 2 10
2007–08 EV Zug NLA 10 0 0 0 35 7 0 0 0 8
2008–09 Dinamo Riga KHL 30 2 3 5 49
2009–10 Springfield Falcons AHL 6 0 0 0 19
NHL totals 342 41 51 92 429 3 0 0 0 2
AHL totals 155 35 54 89 268 10 2 3 5 25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-01.

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