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Roman Polak

28-Year-Old Defenseman – Toronto Maple Leafs

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Polak is tough, we'll give him that. He can drop his gloves - see YouTube for evidence of that - lay hits and block shots, but he won't deliver much fantasy goodness for your squad. Odds are good he will spend the season as the defensive-minded partner of a more offensive-mi...

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SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 236   DOB: 4/28/1986   BORN: Ostrava, Czechoslovakia   DRAFTED: 6th Rd, #180 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Roman Polak Contract Information:

Signed a five-year extension with St. Louis in June of 2011.

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Polak is proving himself as a penalty killer for the Leafs. He's averaging 3:31 on the ice, highest among Leafs' defenders, and has been instrumental in helping the team move up to 13th in penalty killing (heading into Sunday's games).

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Roman Polak NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 19 0 0 0 -3 6 13 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 21 6 0 1 1 1 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
2008-09 22 69 1 14 15 -15 45 73 1.4 1 0 21:31 0 5 5 2:00 110 109
2009-10 23 78 4 17 21 7 59 73 5.5 1 0 19:59 0 0 0 0:07 138 124
2010-11 24 NHL STL 55 3 9 12 -4 33 54 5.6 1 0 19:57 0 0 0 0:06 110 78
2011-12 25 NHL STL 77 0 11 11 6 57 88 0.0 0 0 18:52 0 0 0 0:06 173 141
2012-13 26 NHL STL 48 1 5 6 -2 48 39 2.6 1 0 18:25 0 0 0 0:03 110 78
2013-14 27 NHL STL 72 4 9 13 3 71 83 4.8 0 0 17:20 0 0 0 0:01 151 131
2014-15 28 NHL TOR 6 0 0 0 -2 2 7 0.0 0 0 20:08 0 0 0 0:02 29 11
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL TOR 73 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Roman Polak

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#2 Right Defenseman

Time On Ice Stats

20:08

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Roman Polak was on the ice for 20:08.

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Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, Roman Polak was on the ice for 0:02 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2012-13 18:25 0:03
2013-14 17:20 0:01
2014-15 20:08 0:02

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Roman Polak 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 18 at DET 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 8 0 19:45 0:07
Oct 17 DET 0 0 0 -3 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 2 19:26 0:00
Oct 14 COL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 3 20:21 0:00
Oct 12 at NYR 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 22:51 0:03
Oct 11 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 4 20:49 0:02
Oct 8 MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 7 1 17:34 0:00

Roman Polak: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Polak was traded to the Maple Leafs on Saturday in exchange for Carl Gunnarsson, TSN's Bob McKenzie reports. The right-handed shot will bring a nasty edge to the Leafs' blue line.

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Polak has three goals and five assists in 47 games so far this season.

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Polak (ankle) was activated from IR and will play Tuesday against the Coyotes, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.

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Polak (ankle) was a full participant in Monday's practice, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports.

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Polak (ankle) is nearing a return after skating Monday, Dan O'Neill of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Polak will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Polak (lower-body) has been placed on injured reserve Saturday.

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Polak is on pace to match his career high in points and to exceed his best plus/minus.

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Polak picked up his first goal of the season as the Blues fell to San Jose 6-2.

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Polak blocked eight shots Sunday night in St. Louis' 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver.

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Polak was a minus-3 in Saturday's loss to Anaheim and is now minus-7 in the Blues' last three games.

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Polak has agreed to a deal with HC Vitkovice of the Czech League, Octagon-Hockey reports.

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2014-15

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2011-12

Coming off a year limited to 55 games by an early-season wrist injury, the Blues were pleased enough with Polak to reward him with a five-year contract extension. Though a minus-4, Polak continued to be a team leader in hits and blocked shots, willing to do the dirty work in all corners of the ice. Hes not going to be much of a fantasy player, but hes the stay-at-home type that allows someone like Alex Pietrangelo to take chances offensively.

2010-11

Polak impressively improved his plus/minus from minus-15 in 2008-09 to plus-7 last season. Still just 23, Polak has gained a ton of experience in St. Louis over the last two years, becoming one of the team's better stay-at-home defenders. He'll pair up with Barret Jackman, just like last year, and continue to be a top-six defender, skating 20 minutes a night.

2009-10

Polak was given a bigger role than expected last year because of the injuries to Erik Johnson and Eric Brewer. He showed enough to earn himself a two-year deal in the offseason and should remain a high-minutes guy on defense. His spot is assured among the top six defenders.

2008-09

Eric Brewer, Jay McKee and Barrett Jackman are the only healthy defensemen listed on the Blues' Official Site's Depth Chart. None of those three can be considered much of an offensive threat. So, we expect Polak to make the team out of camp but his performance will determine how long he stays there. His value is minimal right now but the 22-year-old Czech defender is worth keeping an eye on.

2007-08

Polak will likely not see any serious minutes on the Blues' blue line this season, with names like Jay McKee, Eric Brewer, Christian Backman, Barret Jackman and Bryce Salvador a virtual lock to be the team's top five d-men. Pencil in the highly anticipated Erik Johnson as the number six guy, and there isn't much room left after that. Look for Polak to compete for a backup spot with the likes of Matt Walker and Jeff Woywitka.