Rangers sign Roman Horak


From the Rangers:


New York, May 6, 2011 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Glen Sather announced today that the club has agreed to terms with forward Roman Horak.

Horak, 19, skated in 64 games with the Chilliwack Bruins of the Western Hockey League (WHL) this season, registering 26 goals and 52 assists for 78 points, along with 60 penalty minutes.  He established career-highs in goals, assists, points, and power play goals (19).  Horak tied for 12th in the WHL with 15 power play assists, and led all Chilliwack skaters with a 1.22 points per game average.  He also tied for first on the Bruins in assists and shorthanded goals (two), ranked second in goals and points, and third in power play goals.  Horak posted a career-high, 11-game scoring streak from October 16 vs. Vancouver to November 12 vs. Red Deer, tallying 14 points (six goals, eight assists) over the span.  He recorded a career-high, 19 multi-point performances, including four straight multi-point efforts to begin the season from September 25 at Kamloops to October 9 vs. Seattle (five goals, six assists during the stretch).  In addition, Horak tallied one goal and two assists in five playoff contests.

The 6-1, 180-pounder has skated in 130 career WHL contests with Chilliwack, registering 47 goals and 78 assists for 125 points, along with 99 penalty minutes and a plus-eight rating.  In 2009-10, he tied for first among WHL rookies with six game-winning goals and a team record, five shorthanded goals.  Horak tied for fifth in the league overall in shorthanded goals and 17th in game-winning goals, and tied for third on Chilliwack in goals (21) and ranked fourth in assists (26) and points (47).  Horak has also registered nine points (three goals, six assists) in 11 career WHL playoff contests.  He tied for the team lead in points (six), ranked second in assists (four) and tied for third in goals (two) in six games during the 2010 WHL playoffs.  Horak made his WHL debut on September 18, 2009 vs. Kamloops, and recorded his first career point with an assist on September 19, 2009 at Kamloops.

Internationally, Horak has represented his native Czech Republic in several tournaments, including the 2010 and 2011 World Junior Championships.  In 2011, he recorded one assist and ranked third on the team with 15 shots on goal.  Horak tallied one goal and one assist in six tournament contests in 2010.

The Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic native was originally the Rangers fifth round choice, 127th overall, in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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  1. CTBlueshirt on

    Nice, he’s lighting it up for me in the AHL in season 3 of my Be A GM in NHL 11.

  2. how did kreider and the other rangers look today against Canada???


  3. MannyFried on

    Cross Check Charlie May 6th, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Wasn’t Horak the guy on the old tv show Welcome Back Kotter? He was the kid with the goofy laugh.


    HAHAHAHAHAHA….and thus the nickname was spawned!

  4. I dont remember seeing Kreider out on the ice much.

    Stepan looked pretty good making some good plays, scoring a good goal

  5. Kreider wasn’t anything special today… Stepan had a goal and had an OK game

    Horak sounds pretty good! How many more rookies will we have on this team next season? Can’t wait!

  6. Coach Sean on

    Stepan was AWESOME on the PP Today!!!

    WoW – a good puck entry, lots of feet moving, crisp passing, and then – hold your breath – a great GIVE and GO to STEP for the Goal – AWESOME

    Hope Unlce Glen and Torts were watching – perhaps they could show that tape in training camp for pointers on how a PP is supposed to work

  7. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    Morning ILB and all!!

    I’m shocked with kreider and fowler on the same team, that we haven’t just destroyed all of our competition by now (according to some here anyhow)!

  8. MannyFried on

    Maybe the Rangers can sign some 6th graders in the off-season and get them on the ice.

  9. To whomever asked earlier, yes, Sally is in it.

    Good afternoon, Sally!

    You were the topic of some discussion yesterday.

  10. The Rangers do a great job of drafting Euro’s that they get to play juniors over here and develop. Not always the case and a lot of other teams aren’t as successful, but our guys seem to stay. Baranka stayed for like 5 years until he realized we were never going to give him a fair shot. I wish we did thought because he’s killing it over in Russia right now.

  11. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    who is this sally person??

  12. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    did you get that check I sent you (cough cough)?

  13. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    oh why not……..

  14. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    woo hooo hattie!!

  15. i love international hockey! During the Czech PP, entire crowd was whistling and booing nonstop! We should do that at the Garden, too!

    1-0 Czech (Elias)

  16. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    Did I get carped?? This thing on?? Did this sally person sabotage the site??

  17. iDoodie machetto on

    Horak will spend at least 2 years in the AHL. Part of that is his own play, part of it is the lg jam we have with young forwards.

    The only young players that can crack our lineup have to be excellent players.

  18. wicky(grating PIBG)© (The game’s not over until somebody cries!!) on

    thank goodness, I was getting worried. The garden crowd needs to take several lessons from several crowds!

  19. Zidlicky actually got the goal, CCCP, he deflected Elias’ shot….

    Ety commentatori mnogo pizdyat…

  20. ilb

    i agree! oni pizdyat mnogo i ne po teme! :)

    sorry my American friends! little Russian won’t kill you :P

  21. iDoodie machetto on

    Nagy. There’s a blast from the past. The whole Slovakia team is.

  22. ilb,

    Is this on television or do you have a link I could use? Thanks.


    What was on the menu today?


    When Tina was suggested for the Twitter Widget name, I happened to be discussing a former family member’s co-worker named Waseka. And then it stuck.

  23. Sorry, folks….Roughly translated, CCCP and I basically agree that both commentators are talking out of their MZAs

  24. You’re not missing much, folks. For a typical European hockey, this game is pretty boring….

  25. That last CZE shift reminded me of the Rangers. Plenty of pressure, no quality shots or goals.

  26. the only current HFD player who has a good chance of making the Rangers next season is Hagelin, who should step in and fill the Fedotenko role quite nicely.

  27. MannyFried on

    Latona – I picked up an awesome Black Forest Ham and Cheddar hero on some multigrain hero that almost tasted as delicious as a bagel. It was rather enticing. I also had a bag of sour cream n’ onion chips. Stay away!


  28. Tough to say, Doodie. Would’ve been number 49. However, all UFAs are done and RFAs do not count until they are signed. McIlrath contract doesn’t count…

  29. iDoodie machetto on

    I felt like we were pushing 50. I was curious if they were leaving space for kreider.

  30. iDoodie machetto on

    I know the signs point to school, but I can’t helpfeel like they want to make sure they have the space for him

  31. CTBlueshirt on

    Check, that McIlrath doesn’t count right now, so back to 45 including Horak. Unless of course he’s governed by the same rule as McIlrath then it’s 44.

  32. CTBlueshirt on

    I assume buyouts obviously count against the cap $ but not the contract #.

    Coincidentally I’m having this discussion over at the Banter. Their cap and minor league gurus think a lot of HFD RFAs will be non-tendered, so the contract limit will not be an issue.

  33. CTBlueshirt on

    You should move to the East coast Tony. The day would be over 3 hours earlier.

  34. Tony, stay strong this time…

    BANJ will get in touch with you, he has the movie..

  35. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    I mentioned this late last night, but y’all were gone…. The flyers should go empty net with 6 attackers as now they are playing empty net this series with only 5 attackers… Prust saying

  36. Eddie Eddie Eddie on

    Where’s the Horak? Isn’t that what a “john” says when looking for a lil company?

  37. Hey CCCP, you of all people should realize 1968 is as important to the Slovaks as the Czechs.

  38. Sorry Manny, had to run an errand.

    Coincidentally enough, I made myself a leftover ham sammich on fresh rye with Sabrett’s spicy brown mustard. Delicious. I’m liking your choices lately.

  39. JimboWoodside on

    Deb Placey on NHL Live just said that the Philly – Boston game (8 pm) will be on NHL Center Ice, if you have a Center Ice subscription. It will be joined in progress on Versus after the SJ-Detroit game, and I guess the NHL Network will *not* be carrying the Phi-Bos game, for some reason.

  40. iDoodie machetto on

    68 is identified with one player. It’s weird to see someone else wear it, just like it would be odd to see someone else wear 88 or 99

  41. I hope Stepan takes the college courses. It’ll be good for him in the long run.

  42. Wow. Thanks Noah. That should keep me occupied all weekend.

    Beard contest, I believe, will be up tonight.

  43. Boy, what a pile of carcillo that the NHL’s partner network can’t show the only eastern game tonight. why not just clear the NHL Network to carry the Versus 2 (if you will) feed? WTB is NHL Network going to be showing that’s so important?

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