Roman Polak
Roman Polak
Roman Polak
Roman Polak
32-Year-Old D
2017–18 NHL Stats
2018–19 NHL Projections
G
2
A
10
PP Pts
0
+/-
5
PIM
46
G
A
PP Pts
+/-
PIM
2018–19 Fantasy Outlook
Polak wasn't the free-agent defender Stars' fans hoped for this past summer. His feet are slow. His advanced stats are weak. He doesn't score. But Polak did average 2:30 shorthanded on the league's 11th-best penalty kill in 2017-18. The Stars inked him to just one year and... read more
Polak wasn't the free-agent defender Stars' fans hoped for this past summer. His feet are slow. His advanced stats are weak. He doesn't score. But Polak did average 2:30 shorthanded on the league's 11th-best penalty kill in 2017-18. The Stars inked him to just one year and $1.3 million. That's a smart deal if the burly right-handed shot can make the team as its 6/7 guy -- after all, it'll be an easy write-off if Polak misses the mark.
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6'2"   WT: 235 lbs.   DOB: 4/28/1986   Drafted: 6th Rd, #180 Overall in 2004Show Contract
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Roman Polak Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Stars in July of 2018.
Deal with Stars becomes official
DDallas Stars
July 2, 2018
Polak officially signed a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Stars on Sunday, TSN reports.
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Roman Polak 2017–18 NHL Game Log
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Roman Polak 2017–18 Depth Chart Status
#3 Right Defenseman
DAL Right Defenseman Depth Chart
2017–18 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    17:39
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:01
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:30
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2015–16
19:44
0:04
3:29
2015–16
17:49
0:02
1:29
2016–17
17:55
0:01
2:54
2017–18
17:39
0:01
2:30
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
2018–19
2017–18
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2011–12
2010–11
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2007–08
  1. Roman Polak 2018–19 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Roman Polak 2017–18 Preseason Outlook
    Polak is an absolute warrior on the blue line, but his immediate future is unclear. He underwent surgery in April after an ugly leg/ankle injury suffered in a collision with the Capitals’ Brooks Orpik in the playoffs. When healthy, Polak is best described as big and physical, but he heads into late summer without a contract. Teams will want to see how that injured leg/ankle has impacted the previously slow-footed defender before they commit to a contract. When, or if, he lands with a new team, Polak will be little more than a third-pairing defender who delivers fantasy owners nothing but PIM.
  3. Roman Polak 2015–16 Preseason Outlook
    Polak isn’t much of an offensive contributor, nor are his advanced stats attractive. But the guy is tough and he pushes his mates to take responsibility for their poor play. Remember when he called out his teammates for not playing solid defensive hockey back in January? He said the Leafs didn’t play well “because it’s hard work” and the team didn’t like to do that. Harsh, but true. The average-skating defender leads on and off the ice, and will toil on the team’s second pairing. He’ll deliver hits, but nothing more for fantasy. Even that's contingent on him staying healthy -- after sitting out 10 games as a Blue the prior season, he missed 26 in his first campaign with the Leafs.
  4. Roman Polak 2014–15 Preseason 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-minded puck-moving defenseman like Franson, Gardiner or Reilly. Let a Leaf fan tie this anchor on their squad.
  5. Roman Polak 2011–12 Preseason Outlook
    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. He’s not going to be much of a fantasy player, but he’s the stay-at-home type that allows someone like Alex Pietrangelo to take chances offensively.
  6. Roman Polak 2010–11 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Roman Polak 2009–10 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Roman Polak 2008–09 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Roman Polak 2007–08 Preseason Outlook
    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.
Roman Polak News Updates
On verge of signing with Stars
DDallas Stars
July 1, 2018
Polak is set to sign a one-year, $1.3 million contract with the Stars, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Notches assist in season finale
DToronto Maple Leafs
April 27, 2018
Polak earned his first point of the postseason -- an assist -- and posted a plus-3 rating in the Game 7 loss to the Bruins on Wednesday.
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Business as usual in return
DToronto Maple Leafs
February 7, 2018
Polak logged 19:05 in his return from an infection Monday against the Ducks, over two minutes more than his season average.
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Back in action Monday
DToronto Maple Leafs
February 5, 2018
Polak (infection) will return to the lineup against the Ducks on Monday, Kristen Shilton of TSN.ca reports.
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