The hockey world mourns the passing of Roman Cechmanek, the former NHL goaltender who played notably for the Philadelphia Flyers. Cechmanek died at the age of 52, leaving behind a legacy marked by his skills on the ice and contributions to the sport.
In his NHL career, Cechmanek played a total of 212 games, recording an impressive average of 2.08 goals against and a .919 save percentage.
Roman Cechmanek’s Career: Awards and Achievements with the Flyers
His tenure with the Philadelphia Flyers was particularly notable, as he played 59 games in the 2000-01 season with a 2.01 goals against average and a .921 save percentage. In the following season (2001-02), he played 46 games, maintaining a 2.05 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.
His performance peaked in the 2002-03 season with the Flyers, where he played 58 games, achieving a 1.83 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. Cechmanek also played for the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003-04 season before returning to European leagues.
His achievements include winning the William M. Jennings Trophy in the 2002-03 NHL season, an award given to the goalkeeper(s) having played a minimum of 25 games for the team with the fewest goals scored against. This accolade is a testament to Cechmanek’s skill and the defensive strength of his team during that season.
Roman Cechmanek’s career statistics and awards highlight his significant impact on the game of hockey, particularly during his time in the NHL. His passing is a great loss to the sport and its community.