Róbert Petrovický

Player Facts
  • Position
    C
  • Height
    5'11" / 181 cm
  • Weight
    179 lbs / 81 kg
  • Shoots
    L
  • Status
    Retired

Petrovický was a smart two-way center. He was an offensively productive centreman whose style of play was well suited to international hockey. Had plenty of creativity and fine hands. After the draft, Petrovicky moved across the Atlantic to try his hand at North American style hockey. His transition, however, fell far short of expectations. Over the decade that followed, he never played in one place for an entire season. His NHL stints were usually annual but brief in nature. In essence, he was unable to adapt his scoring touch to the NHL level. He was useful to teams in a pinch, but otherwise he was, for the most part, a minor-league insurance policy. After his return to Europe he played in many countries including Swtzerland, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Czech republic and Slovakia. Overall he was a great leader and often named captain. Robert Petrovicky was the last former Whaler active in professional hockey.

Internationally he played on three Olympic games and five World Championships, winning gold medal in 2002.

Brother: Ronald Petrovický
Father-in-law: Vladimir Vujtek, Sr.
Brother-in-law: Vladimir Vujtek, Jr.

Team Staff profile of Róbert Petrovický also available

I'm the type of player that if I get a chance with some skill guys, I can be pretty good offensively., Robert Petrovicky 2000
I can play with the tough guys and run around. I can make things happen out there, Robert Petrovicky 2000
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1990-91 HK Dukla Trencin Czech 27 5 12 17 12 | Playoffs 6 4 2 6 0
Czechoslovakia U18 EJC-18 4 1 7 8 4 |
1991-92 HK Dukla Trencin Czech 33 17 25 42 28 | Playoffs 13 8 11 19 6
Czechoslovakia U20 WJC-20 7 3 6 9 10 |
1992-93 Hartford Whalers NHL 42 3 6 9 45 -10 |
Springfield Indians AHL 16 5 3 8 39 -7 | Playoffs 15 5 6 11 14
1993-94 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 1 0 0 0 0 |
Hartford Whalers NHL 33 6 5 11 39 -1 |
Springfield Indians AHL 30 16 8 24 39 -14 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 4 -4
Slovakia OG 8 1 6 7 18 |
Slovakia (all) International 8 1 6 7 18 |
1994-95 Hartford Whalers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Springfield Falcons AHL 74 30 52 82 121 -10 |
Slovakia WC B 6 4 7 11 8 |
Slovakia (all) International 6 4 7 11 8 |
1995-96 Dallas Stars NHL 5 1 1 2 0 1 |
Detroit Vipers IHL 12 5 3 8 16 -1 |
Springfield Falcons AHL 9 4 8 12 18 -1 |
Michigan K-Wings IHL 50 23 23 46 63 13 | Playoffs 7 3 1 4 16 -1
Slovakia WC 3 0 1 1 0 |
Slovakia (all) International 3 0 1 1 0 |
1996-97 St. Louis Blues NHL 44 7 12 19 10 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0 1
Worcester IceCats AHL 12 5 4 9 19 0 |
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 65 27 34 61 97 -5 | Playoffs 10 3 4 7 12 -1
Slovakia OG 4 2 1 3 0 -1 |
Slovakia (all) International 4 2 1 3 0 -1 |
1998-99 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 28 3 4 7 6 -8 |
Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 49 26 32 58 97 15 |
1999-00 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 43 7 10 17 14 2 |
Grand Rapids Griffins IHL 7 5 3 8 4 -4 |
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 0 0 4 -1 |
Chicago Wolves IHL 23 13 10 23 22 5 |
MODO Hockey SHL 7 3 2 5 10 2 | Playoffs 7 1 1 2 6 1
Slovakia WC 7 4 2 6 0 5 |
Slovakia (all) International 7 4 2 6 0 5 |
2001-02 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 38 23 23 46 34 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4 22
Slovakia OG 4 1 1 2 2 -1 |
Slovakia WC 9 1 1 2 4 1 |
Slovakia (all) International 16 3 2 5 10 -2 |
2002-03 HC Ambrì-Piotta NLA 42 15 20 35 40 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 4
2003-04 SC Langnau NLA 24 7 12 19 12 |
2004-05 ZSC Lions NLA 44 21 29 50 48 | Playoffs 15 6 9 15 39
2005-06 ZSC Lions NLA 19 5 8 13 14 |
2006-07 ZSC Lions NLA 39 14 17 31 50 | Playoffs 7 3 2 5 2
Slovakia (all) International 9 4 1 5 - |
2007-08 HC Vitkovice “C” Czech 11 5 4 9 8 5 |
Leksands IF Allsvenskan 33 10 17 27 36 18 | Kvalserien SHL 10 5 4 9 10 -3
Slovakia “C” WC 5 4 2 6 2 1 |
Slovakia (all) International 8 4 4 8 - |
2008-09 HC Vitkovice “C” Czech 37 5 15 20 47 -3 |
Leksands IF Allsvenskan 6 1 3 4 10 2 | Kvalserien SHL 10 0 0 0 4 -2
2009-10 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 4 0 4 4 2 1 |
Dinamo Riga KHL 34 8 11 19 43 -3 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4 10 -4
2010-11 KalPa Liiga 13 2 5 7 4 2 |
Dinamo Riga KHL 20 1 3 4 8 -4 | Playoffs 11 1 2 3 6 -1
2011-12 HC Kometa Brno Czech 43 8 18 26 22 1 | Playoffs 15 4 3 7 6 -3
2012-13 HC Kometa Brno Czech 48 9 7 16 20 -13 | Relegation 4 0 1 1 0 1
2013-14 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 33 6 14 20 8 -3 |
HC Slavia Praha Czech 5 0 1 1 2 1 |
2014-15 HK Dukla Trencin “C” Slovakia 37 6 17 23 18 0 | Playoffs 5 2 0 2 2 -4
2015-16 HK Dukla Trencin “C” Slovakia 44 1 20 21 18 -5 |
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2012-13 HC Kometa Brno ET 1 1 0 1 2 |
2014-15 HK Dukla Trencin Rona Cup 2 1 0 1 2 |
2015-16 HK Dukla Trencin Rona Cup 2 0 0 0 - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2016-17 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia Asst. Coach
2017-18 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL Asst. Coach
Slovakia WC Asst. Coach
2018-19 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL Asst. Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 206 87 109 196 0.95 333 -37 | 29 8 12 20 0.69 30 -5
Allsvenskan 39 11 20 31 0.79 46 20 | 20 5 4 9 0.45 14 -5
Czech 204 49 82 131 0.64 139 -9 | 38 16 17 33 0.87 12 -2
EJC-18 4 1 7 8 2.00 4 0 |
ET 1 1 0 1 1.00 2 0 |
IHL 141 72 71 143 1.01 202 28 | 7 3 1 4 0.57 16 -1
International 61 22 24 46 0.75 36 2 |
KHL 54 9 14 23 0.43 51 -7 | 20 1 6 7 0.35 16 -5
Liiga 13 2 5 7 0.54 4 2 |
NHL 208 27 38 65 0.31 118 -15 | 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 1
NLA 206 85 109 194 0.94 198 0 | 32 12 15 27 0.84 67 0
OG 16 4 8 12 0.75 20 -2 |
Rona Cup 4 1 0 1 0.25 2 0 |
SHL 7 3 2 5 0.71 10 2 | 7 1 1 2 0.29 6 1
Slovakia 119 13 55 68 0.57 46 -7 | 5 2 0 2 0.40 2 -4
WC 24 9 6 15 0.63 6 7 |
WC B 6 4 7 11 1.83 8 0 |
WJC-20 7 3 6 9 1.29 10 0 |
Career Highlights
Season
Awards by season
Transactions
DATE STATUS FROM TO SOURCE
04/25/2016
04/25/2016 Confirmed HK Dukla Trencin Retired
06/05/2014
06/05/2014 Extension HK Dukla Trencin HK Dukla Trencin
11/22/2013
11/22/2013 Loan HK Dukla Trencin HC Slavia Praha
09/13/2013
09/13/2013 Confirmed HC Kometa Brno HK Dukla Trencin
04/21/2012
04/21/2012 Extension HC Kometa Brno HC Kometa Brno
10/15/2011
10/15/2011 Confirmed No team HC Kometa Brno
12/15/2010
12/15/2010 Confirmed KalPa Dinamo Riga
10/10/2010
10/10/2010 Confirmed Dinamo Riga KalPa
10/19/2009
10/19/2009 Confirmed HK Dukla Trencin Dinamo Riga
10/09/2009
10/09/2009 Confirmed Leksands IF HK Dukla Trencin
Media and Articles
Date Article Website
01/26/2017 I will never forget on Kometa, admits Slovakian world champion Petrovicky isport.blesk.cz
04/25/2016 Robert Petrovicky retired sport.sme.sk
05/11/2008 Petrovicky retired from international hockey hokej.sk
04/08/2005 Robert Petrovicky: Hockey is a cruel game hokej.pravda.sk
09/13/2000 Petrovicky trying for new start sptimes.com
03/23/1997 Blues show confidence in Petrovicky questia.com
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Ambrì-Piotta

Cult/Star player for HK Dukla Trencin

Cult/Star player for Leksands IF

Cult/Star player for ZSC

Career transactions
- 1995-11-29 • Traded to Dallas Stars by Hartford Whalers for Dan Kesa
- 1996-09-06 • Signed as a free agent by St. Louis Blues
- 1999-02-15 • Signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay Lightning
- 2000-07-28 • Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders


His father was a dentist and his mother died in car accident in the age of 39, when Robert was 16 years old. He was wearing jersey number 39 his whole career as a memory on his mother.
Robert is married and his wife Šárka is a daughter of Czech coach Vladimír Vůjtek. They have two children, a son Ryan and a daughter Kiara Jane.

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