- Roman Turek
Roman Turek (born
May 21, 1970in Strakonice, Czechoslovakia— now the Czech Republic) is a professional ice hockey goaltender, who played for the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, and Calgary Flamesin a 9-year National Hockey Leaguecareer. Currently he is playing in the Czech Extraligafor HC České Budějovice.
Drafted 113th overall by the
Minnesota North Starsin the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, he moved with them to Dallas where he played as the backup to Ed Belfour. He won a Stanley Cupin this role in 1999. Despite his backup role, he achieved international glory with the Czech Republicteam, backstopping them to a gold medal at the 1996 World Championships. In this year he played in Germany for the Nuremberg Ice Tigers.
He was traded to the St. Louis Blues in the 1999 off-season, and finally got his chance to shine as he topped the league with seven shutouts and won the
William M. Jennings Trophyin his first season. He helped the Blues to the President's Trophythat year and the Blues entered the playoffs with high expectations but were ousted in seven games by the eighth-seeded San Jose Sharks, some aggravated Blues fans pinning responsibility on Turek because of some soft goals he allowed, including one in Game Seven that was fired from center ice. However, he played a second season with the Blues while being challenged for the #1 position by backup Brent Johnson. He put up good numbers again, this time helping the Blues reach the playoffs as the #4 seed where they faced off again in the first round against the Sharks. This time Turek helped the Blues beat the Sharks in six games and then helped them sweep the Stars, his former team, in the second round. However, in the third round against the Colorado Avalanchesoft goals plagued him again (including one scored after an attempt to scoop the puck into his glove with his stick) and again in some fan circles bore the brunt of the blame for the Blues' third round 4-1 ouster. In the off season Turek was traded to the Calgary Flames.
In the 2003-04 season, Roman's status as the Flames number 1 goaltender was altered drastically when
Darryl Suttertraded a conditional draft pick for Miikka Kiprusoff, whose stellar performances relegated Turek to the bench. However, Turek was a dependable backup, as Kiprusoff led the Flames to the 2004 Stanley Cupfinals against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
In 2004 Turek restructured his contract to substantially drop his salary from $5M plus bonuses for the 04-05 and 05-06 seasons. The restructuring brought his salary to between $1M and $2M, with potential earnings relying heavily on performance bonuses. The restructuring saved the Calgary Flames organization between $3M and $4M in 2004. [cite news |first= |last= |title=Report: Turek re-works deal with Flames |url=http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story/?ID=89653&hubname= TSN.ca] |date=2004-07-01 |accessdate=2008-02-25 ]
Turek announced his retirement from the NHL on
August 9, 2005.
* Turek used
Iron Maidenmascot " Eddie the Head" as the main theme in all his masks from the different NHL teams he played with which created some very individual/interesting masks.
*1996 World Championships All-Star Team
*1996 World Championships Best Goaltender
William M. Jennings Trophy
William M. Jennings Trophy
* 1994 Played for Czech Republic at
1994 Winter Olympics
* 1994 Played for Czech Republic at World Championships
* 1996 Won gold medal for Czech Republic at World Championships
* 1996 Played for Czech Republic at
World Cup of Hockey
* [http://www.nhl.com/lineups/player/8458266.html Statistics from NHL.com]
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