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Róbert Petrovický
Position Center
Shot Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
179 lb (81 kg)
Team
F. Teams
retired
1. NHL
HK Dukla Trenčín
NHL
Hartford Whalers
Dallas Stars
St. Louis Blues
Tampa Bay Lightning
New York Islanders
AHL
Springfield Indians
Springfield Falcons
Worcester IceCats
IHL
Detroit Vipers
Michigan K-Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins
Chicago Wolves
Elitserien
MODO Hockey
NLA
HC Ambrì-Piotta
SC Langnau
ZSC Lions
Tipsport Extraliga
HC Vítkovice Steel
HC Kometa Brno
HC Slavia Praha
HockeyAllsvenskan
Leksands IF
Tipos Extraliga
HK Dukla Trenčín
KHL
Dinamo Riga
SM-liiga
KalPa
Teams Slovakia
Olympics 1994, 1998, 2002
World Championships 1995 B, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2018, 2019
Coaching 2016-2017 HK Dukla Trenčín
2017-2019 HC Slovan Bratislava
2017-2019 Slovakia
2020-present Slovakia U20
2021-present Slovakia
Nationality Slovak
Born October 26, 1973,
Košice
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1992
Hartford Whalers
Pro Career 1990 – 2016


Róbert Petrovický (born on October 26, 1973 in Košice) is a Slovak retired professional ice hockey center and currently the head coach of the Slovak National Junior Team and assistant coach of the Slovak National Team. He was selected 9th overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

His brother is Ronald Petrovický, his brother-in-law is Vladimír Vůjtek, Jr..

Club career[]

Petrovický began his senior career in the 1990-91 season when he played with the HK Dukla Trenčín of the 1. NHL. He stayed there until the end of the 1991-92 season. In the 1991-92 season, he became the Czechoslovak champion and was named the 1. NHL Play-offs MVP.

In 1992, Petrovický moved to North America and played 42 games with the Hartford Whalers of the NHL and 16 regular season games and 15 play-off games with the Springfield Indians of the AHL in the 1992-93 season.

Petrovický began the 1993-94 season with the HK Dukla Trenčín now playing in the Slovenská Extraliga V Ľadovom Hokeji. He played there one game before he moved back to North America where he played another 33 games with the Hartford Whalers of the NHL and 30 regular season games plus 4 play-off games with the Springfield Indians of the AHL. In this season, Petrovický became the Slovak champion with the HK Dukla Trenčín.

In the 1994-95 season, he played 2 games with the Hartford Whalers of the NHL and 74 games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL and also played at the 1995 AHL All-Star Game.

In the next season, Petrovický played 5 games with the Dallas Stars of the NHL, 12 games with the Detroit Vipers of the IHL, 9 games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL and 50 regular season games and 7 play-off games with the Michigan K-Wings of the IHL.

In the 1996-97 season, he played 44 regular season games and 2 play-off games with the St. Louis Blues of the NHL and 12 games with the Worcester IceCats of the AHL.

In the following season continued Petrovický with the Worcester IceCats of the AHL.

In the 1998-99 season played Petrovický 28 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and 49 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL.

Petrovický then continued with these two team in the 1999-00 season. He played another 43 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL and 7 games with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the IHL.

He began the 2000-01 season with the New York Islanders of the NHL where he played 11 games, and with the Chicago Wolves of the IHL where he played 23 games. Then he moved to the MODO Hockey of the Elitserien where he finished the season with 7 regular season games and 7 play-off games played.

Next two seasons spent Petrovický with the HC Ambrì-Piotta of the NLA.

In the 2003-04 season played Petrovický with the SC Langnau of the NLA.

Three next seasons spent Petrovický with the ZSC Lions of the NLA.

Petrovický began the 2007-08 season with the HC Vítkovice Steel of the O2 Extraliga, but he played there only 11 games before he moved to the Leksands IF of the HockeyAllsvenskan where he finished the season with 33 regular season games and 10 Kvalserien SHL games played.

Petrovický again began the 2008-09 season with the HC Vítkovice Steel of the O2 Extraliga, played there 37 games and again moved to the Leksands IF of the HockeyAllsvenskan for the end of the season. He played there another 6 regular season games and 10 Kvalserien SHL games.

The 2009-10 season began Petrovický with the HK Dukla Trenčín of the Slovnaft Extraliga (formerly Slovenská Extraliga V Ľadovom Hokeji). He played there just 4 games before he moved to the Dinamo Riga of the KHL where he finished the season with 34 regular season games and 9 play-off games played.

Petrovický then began the 2010-11 season with the KalPa of the SM-liiga, but played there only 13 games. Then he again moved to the Dinamo Riga of the KHL where he played another 20 regular season games and 11 play-off games.

Next two seasons played Petrovický with the HC Kometa Brno of the Tipsport Extraliga (formerly O2 Extraliga).

In the 2013-14 season played Petrovický 33 games with the HK Dukla Trenčín of the Slovak Tipsport Extraliga (formerly Slovnaft Extraliga) and 5 games on loan with the HC Slavia Praha of the Czech Tipsport Extraliga.

Then he played his last two seasons of his career with the HK Dukla Trenčín of the Slovak Tipsport Extraliga (since the 2015-16 season called the Tipsport Liga).

International career[]

Petrovický represented Czechoslovakia at the 1991 European U18 Championship (winning there gold) and at the 1992 World Junior Championship. Then he played with the Slovak National Team at the 1994, 1998 and 2002 Olympics, 1995 World Championship "Pool B" (being there selected into the tournament's all-star team) and at the 1996, 2001, 2002 and 2008 World Championships (winning gold at the 2002 tournament).

As the coach, he represented Slovakia at the 2018 and 2019 World Championships and at the 2020 and 2021 World Junior Champioinships.








Career statistics[]

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
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1990-91  Dukla Trencin               Czech  27    5   12   17   12  --  --  --  --  --
1992-93  Springfield Indians         AHL    16    5    3    8   39  15   5   6  11  14
1992-93  Hartford Whalers            NHL    42    3    6    9   45  --  --  --  --  --
1993-94  Springfield Indians         AHL    30   16    8   24   39   4   0   2   2   4
1993-94  Hartford Whalers            NHL    33    6    5   11   39  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Hartford Whalers            NHL     2    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
1994-95  Springfield Falcons         AHL    74   30   52   82  121  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Dallas Stars                NHL     5    1    1    2    0  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Springfield Falcons         AHL     9    4    8   12   18  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Detroit Vipers              IHL    12    5    3    8   16  --  --  --  --  --
1995-96  Michigan K-Wings            IHL    50   23   23   46   63   7   3   1   4  16
1996-97  St. Louis Blues             NHL    44    7   12   19   10   2   0   0   0   0
1996-97  Worcester IceCats           AHL    12    5    4    9   19  --  --  --  --  --
1997-98  Worcester IceCats           AHL    65   27   34   61   97  10   3   4   7  12
1998-99  Tampa Bay Lightning         NHL    28    3    4    7    6  --  --  --  --  --
1998-99  Grand-Rapids Griffins       IHL    49   26   32   58   87  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Tampa Bay Lightning         NHL    43    7   10   17   14  --  --  --  --  --
1999-00  Grand-Rapids Griffins       IHL     7    5    3    8    4  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  New York Islanders          NHL    11    0    0    0    4  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Chicago Wolves              IHL    23   13   10   23   22  --  --  --  --  --
2000-01  Modo Hockey Ornskoldsvik    SEL     7    3    2    5   10   7   1   1   2   6
2001-02  Ambri-Piotta                Swiss  37   23   23   46   34  --  --  --  --  --
2002-03  Ambri-Piotta                Swiss  42   15   20   35   40  --  --  --  --  --
2003-04  Langnau                     Swiss  24    7   12   19   12  --  --  --  --  --
2004-05  Zurich                      Swiss  44   21   29   50   48  15   6   9  15  39
2005-06  Zurich                      Swiss  19    5    8   13   14  --  --  --  --  --
2006-07  Zurich                      Swiss  39   14   17   31   50  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Vitkovice HC                Czech  11    5    4    9    8  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Leksands IF                 Swe-1  33   10   17   27   36  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Vitkovice HC                Czech  37    5   15   20   10  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Leksands IF                 Swe-1  6     1    3    4   10  --  --  --  --  --  
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         NHL Totals                        208   27   38   65  118   2   0   0   0   0

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