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Encyclopedia > Roman Cechmanek
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Nickname The Christmas Carp
The Tourist
The Chick Magnet
Mr. Bean
The Roman Empire
Checko
The Bipolar Goaler
Roman Candle
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
SEL Team Linkopings HC
Nationality  Czech Republic
Born March 2, 1971,
Gottwaldov, Czech Republic
NHL Draft 171st overall, 2000
Philadelphia Flyers
Pro Career 1988 – present

Roman Čechmánek (born March 2, 1971 in Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ... There are three styles of gloves worn by ice hockey players. ... // A nickname is a short, clever, cute, derogatory, or otherwise substitute name for a person or things real name (for example, Bob, Rob, Robby, Robbie, Robi, Bobby, Rab, Bert, Bertie, Butch, Bobbers, Bobert, Beto, Bobadito, and Robban (in Sweden), are all short for Robert). ... Human height, or stature, is the height of a human being. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg) or pounds (lb). ... In Sweden, Elitserien is the name of the highest-level league in various sports. ... Linköpings HC is an ice hockey team from Linköping, Sweden. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Czech_Republic_(bordered). ... A child on her first birthday For other uses of the term, see Birthday (disambiguation). ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Zlín (during 1948-90 named Gottwaldov) is a city in Zlínský kraj (region), in southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic, on the Drevnice River, at 49. ... The NHL Entry Draft is a collective meeting in which the franchises of the National Hockey League systematically select the rights to available amateur players who meet the eligibility requirements to play professional hockey in the NHL. // History The first NHL Amateur Draft was held on June 5, 1963 at... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... Zlín (named Gottwaldov during 1948–90) is a city in Zlínský kraj (region), in southeastern Moravia, Czech Republic, on the Drevnice River, at 49°14′ N 17°39′ E. The first written record of Zlín dates from 1332. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... Patrick Roy, a retired ice hockey goaltender The goaltender (also known colloquially as goalie or netminder) in ice hockey is the player who defends his teams goal net by stopping shots of the puck from entering his teams net, thus preventing the opposing team from scoring. ...

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Playing career

He played for HC Vsetín in the Czech Republic from 1996 to 2000. He was drafted in the sixth round of the 2000 NHL entry draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. In his first season with the Flyers Čechmánek surprised many by capturing the starting job from Brian Boucher and being one of the best goaltenders in the league. In his first season he made it to the All Star Game and finished second in voting for the Vezina Trophy. He had a disappointing playoffs, however, including an embarrassing 8-0 loss in the final game of the series against Buffalo. The next season Čechmánek had another good year, and did very well in the first round of the playoffs. However the Philadelphia offence failed, scoring a record low number of goals. Čechmánek was publicly annoyed at his teammates' performance. The next year Čechmánek had another very good season sharing the William M. Jennings Trophy with Martin Brodeur and Robert Esche. However his playoffs were troubled, despite some excellent games he had several horrible ones letting in several easy goals. Many blamed Čechmánek for the second round loss to Ottawa, and at the end of the season he was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for a second round draft pick. Playing behind a mediocre LA team Čechmánek had a poor season. In the lock-out cancelled 2004-05 season he returned to the Czech Republic to play with his old team HC Vsetín. He now plays in the Swedish Elite league for Linköpings HC. Vsetínská Hokejová is an ice hockey team in the Czech Extraliga. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The 2000 NHL Entry Draft was held from June 24 to 25 at the Canadian Airlines Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta following the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft on June 23 for the Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild. ... The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Brian Boucher (born January 2, 1977 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA) is an American professional hockey goaltender. ... Vezina Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the person deemed the best ice hockey goalkeeper as voted on by the general managers of the teams in the National Hockey League. ... William M. Jennings Trophy at the Hockey Hall of Fame The William M. Jennings Trophy is an annual award given to the goaltender(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team in the National Hockey League with the fewest goals scored against it. ... Martin Brodeur (born May 6, 1972, in Montreal (St-Jérome), Quebec) is a professional ice hockey goaltender. ... Robert Esche, born January 22, 1978 in Whitesboro, New York is an American ice hockey goaltender who currently plays for the Philadelphia Flyers. ... The Ottawa Senators are a professional ice hockey team based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... The Los Angeles Kings are a professional ice hockey team based in Los Angeles, California, USA. They play in the National Hockey League (NHL). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Linköpings HC is an ice hockey team from Linköping, Sweden. ...


Awards

William M. Jennings Trophy with Martin Brodeur and Robert Esche.


Records

Worst Goalie to ever play in the NHL.


Career statistics

Regular season

Got lit up like a donkey on too many occasions to count. Lit up like a God damned Christmas tree. I can't believe he ACTUALLY played in the NHL. Seriously.


Post season

Blew every post-season opportunity he had with Philadelphia. Surprisingly, he never got shot by fans.


International play

Olympic medal record
Men’s Ice Hockey
Gold 1998 Ice Hockey

Played for Czech Republic in: Ice hockey tournaments have been competed at the Olympic Games since the 1920 Summer Olympics. ... The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ... Ice hockey at the 1998 Winter Olympics // Overview 1998 was the first year that featured women in ice hockey competition. ...

The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ...

References

Preceded by:
Patrick Roy
Co-winner of the Jennings Trophy
2003
Succeeded by:
Martin Brodeur

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Cechmanek quick on the draw: 5/1/03 (712 words)
Cechmanek struggled in the opening game of the Ottawa Senators' series, but came on strong Sunday night, recording his second career shutout in the Flyers' 2-0 win, then gave up the deciding goal in 3-2 overtime loss Tuesday night.
Cechmanek is a product of the Czech goalie factory that also produced Dominik Hasek, arguably the dominant netminder of his generation.
Cechmanek didn't arrive in the NHL until the age of 29.
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Cechmanek had 28 saves and Michal Handzus scored as the Flyers evened their series at 2 with a 1-0 victory over the Senators on Thursday night.
Often criticized for his unconventional style, Cechmanek has stopped 131 of 135 shots in the five games after a loss in the playoffs.
Cechmanek's best save of the first two periods came when he stopped Martin Havlat's point-blank backhander with his right pad early in the second.
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