Rostislav Olesz

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Rostislav Olesz
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Born October 10, 1985 (1985-10-10) (age 29)
Ostrava, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 214 lb (97 kg; 15 st 4 lb)
Position Left Wing/Centre
Shoots Left
NLA team
Former teams
SC Bern
NHL:
Florida Panthers
Chicago Blackhawks
New Jersey Devils
CZE:
HC Vítkovice
HC Sparta Praha
National team Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic
NHL Draft 7th overall, 2004
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2005–present

Rostislav Olesz (born October 10, 1985 in Ostrava, Czechoslovakia) is a professional Czech ice hockey left winger and center. He currently plays for SC Bern of the National League A (NLA).

He was drafted by the Florida Panthers with the 7th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He also played in the NHL for the Florida Panthers for 6 seasons. He was traded by the Florida Panthers to the Chicago Blackhawks for defenceman Brian Campbell on June 24, 2011.[1]

He played 6 games with the Blackhawks and played a season with their AHL farm team, the Rockford IceHogs. On July 5, 2013, Olesz signed a 1 year deal with the New Jersey Devils.[2] On November 21, 2013, he signed a contract with SC Bern of the NLA.[3]

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