Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Florida Panthers Facebook Florida Panthers Twitter Florida Panthers Google+ Florida Panthers Pintrest Florida Panthers Instagram Florida Panthers
Transactions

Panthers Ink Rostislav Olesz To Six-Year Deal

Winger Set a Career High Last Season with 14 Goals

Monday, 06.30.2008 / 3:10 PM / Transactions
Florida Panthers
X
Share with your Friends


Panthers Ink Rostislav Olesz To Six-Year Deal
Rostislav Olesz (Getty Images)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Jacques Martin announced today that the club has agreed to terms on a six-year contract with LW Rostislav Olesz. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Olesz, 22, appeared in 56 games for the Panthers this past season, posting a career-high 14 goals, five of which came on the power-play, along with 12 assists. In three seasons with Florida, Olesz has played in 190 games with 77 points (33-44-77) and seven GWG.

“Rostislav is a very talented young player who we are pleased to have agreed to a long term deal with. He is a strong skater with a tremendous upside who plays well at both ends of the ice and on special teams,” Martin said. “Since being drafted in 2004, Rostislav has show consistent improvement, while demonstrating a willingness to become a more complete player. We look forward to his continued contributions to our club.”

The 6-foot-1, 207-pound winger becomes the 10th Panthers player on the current roster to have a multi-year contract entering the 2008-09 season. Olesz also joins a list of five Panthers with three or more years remaining on their contract (Vokoun-3, Allen-4, Weiss-5, Horton -5).

Olesz competed internationally for his native Czech Republic in the 2006 Olympics and the 2007 World Championship. He appeared in eight games during the Olympics with no points and a plus-two rating. In seven games during the 2007 World Championship, Olesz had two goals and three assists. He also competed for the Czech Republic in the 2005 World Junior Championship, scoring seven goals and three assists in just seven games.

Olesz was drafted by Florida with their first choice (7th overall), in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. The Bilovec, Czech Republic native becomes the third Panthers first round pick since 2001 to sign a deal of six years (Horton-2003, Weiss-2001). The Panthers also signed first round picks Keaton Ellerby (2007) and Michael Frolik (2006) to their entry level contracts earlier this summer.

Sunrise Sports & Entertainment is the premier company of its kind in South Florida. Home to more than 185 events annually and the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, the BankAtlantic Center is consistently a top 15 worldwide venue according to Pollstar. The BankAtlantic Center welcomes more than two million guests each year and is also the home of Sawgrass Live presented by BankAtlantic and two monthly South Florida publications: Unrestricted and Panthers Insider.
UPCOMING EVENTS

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 NYI 32 22 10 0 101 90 44
3 TBL 34 20 10 4 112 90 44
4 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
5 DET 33 17 8 8 93 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 33 16 14 3 82 85 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 32 14 12 6 88 88 34
12 NJD 34 12 16 6 77 98 30
13 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
14 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
15 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
N. Bjugstad 30 12 7 2 19
A. Ekblad 30 5 13 5 18
J. Jokinen 29 3 13 -1 16
B. Boyes 29 5 9 0 14
J. Hayes 23 7 6 2 13
J. Huberdeau 27 3 9 2 12
V. Trocheck 19 2 9 4 11
S. Bergenheim 20 5 4 2 9
S. Upshall 19 4 5 1 9
T. Fleischmann 28 3 5 7 8
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
R. Luongo 12 6 6 .926 2.24
A. Montoya 2 2 2 .915 2.27
 
FloridaPanthers.com is the official Web site of the Florida Panthers. Florida Panthers and floridapanthers.com are trademarks of the Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2014 Florida Panthers Hockey Club, Ltd and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.