Roman Horak
Roman Horak
Centre
NUMBER: 21
HEIGHT: 6' 0"
WEIGHT: 170
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 21/05/1991
AGE: 22
BIRTHPLACE: Ceské Budejovice, CZE
DRAFTED: NYR: 2009-127 overall

2012-13 Highlights: Played 59 games with the Abbotsford Heat finishing second on the team with 16 goals and adding 14 assists for 30 points along 24 PIMS ... picked up his first point of the NHL season (assist) on Jan. 21 ... assigned to Abbotsford Jan. 23 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Feb. 14 ... scored his first goal of the season on Feb. 17 ... reassigned to Abbotsford on Feb. 21 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Apr. 3 ... had a pair of assist and a team-high three hits on Apr. 8 ... had assists in back-to-back games Apr. 15 and Apr. 17 ... scored his second goal of the season on Apr. 19.

2011-12 Highlights: Played in 61 games for Calgary collecting 11 points (3 G, 8 A) with 14 PIM ... also played in 14 games for Abbotsford and had 2 goals and 2 assists ... made his NHL debut and had his first career point (assist) on Oct. 8 vs. PIT ... had his fist NHL goal on Oct. 26 vs. COL (Giguere).

2010-11 Highlights: Played his 2nd and final season with Chilliwack in the WHL finishing with 78 points (26 G, 52 A) in 64 games ... was T-15th in WHL assists ... had a goal and 2 assists in 5 games in WHL playoffs ... had an assist in 5 games with Team Czech Republic at the 2011 U20 World Junior Championship.

2009-10 Highlights: Played in his first season in the WHL with Chilliwack gathering 47 points (21 G, 26 A) in 66 games ... was 8th in WHL rookie scoring ... had 6 points (2 G, 4 A) in 6 games in playoffs ... played for Team Czech Republic in U20 World Junior Championship appearing in 6 games scoring once and adding an assist ... drafted by New York Rangers in the 5th round (127th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

2008-09 Highlights: Played in 8 games for Ceske Budejovice HC (CZE) being held pointless ... had 3 points (2 G, 1 A) in 6 games. 2007-08: Spent the majority of the year with Ceske Budejovice junior team where he had 28 points (17 G, 11 A) in 34 games ... played in one game with the Ceske Budejovice pro team.

One of the biggest surprises during the 2011-12 Flames training camp was the emergence of Roman Horak. Acquired in the trade that sent Tim Erixon’s rights to the New York Rangers, Horak was expected to spend his first professional season honing his skills in Abbotsford. It didn’t go that way.

Horak ended up playing 61 games with the Flames during the 2011-12 campaign, netting three goals and 11 points in the process.

During his tenure with the Chilliwack Bruins in the WHL, Horak was fellow Flames prospect Ryan Howse’s set-up man. He managed 52 helpers in 64 games with the Bruins in 2010-11, a direct result of his puck distribution skills. That offensive prowess could be seen during his time in Calgary but the coaching staff focused on developing his all-around game to ensure he was a responsible player in all three zones at the pro level.