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Roman Hamrlik was a very steady, reliable second pairing defenseman who could fill in in any situation. Though he never emerged as a superstar that everyone hopes for out of a first overall draft pick, he was a very desirable player, a hard hitter with a quiet snarl to his game. He was better defensively than some people gave him credit for, yet he was not as good offensively as some believed. He had a good shot and made smart first pass, but was never an overly creative offensive player. He became an in-demand player as a veteran because of his savvy and calm play. He would often be brought into a new team to play a leader's role and help young prospects like he once was.
Hamrlik, who was an All-star in 1996, 1999 and 2003, represented the Czech Republic internationally and helped his country win the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.
Brother: Martin Hamrlík
Nephew: Matyas Hamrlik
|06/17/2016||Living life to the fullest||nhl.com|
|06/22/2014||Roman Hamrlik reflects on a life with the Lightning and in the NHL||nhl.com|
|01/30/2014||I don't miss hockey, realizes Roman Hamrlik and plans to travel to Australia||hokej.idnes.cz|
|10/21/2013||Roman Hamrlik retires after 20-year NHL career||nhlpa.com|
|10/21/2013||Remembering the pluses and (mostly) minuses of Roman Hamrlik||sports.yahoo.com|
|10/21/2013||Veteran defensman, former All-Star Roman Hamrlik retires after 20 NHL seasons||thehockeynews.com|
|05/04/2012||Hamrlik: Caps "not as selfish as before"||washingtonexaminer.com|
|04/03/2012||Roman Hamrlik is a trained chef||washingtonpost.com|