During the course of Thursday night's game, if you happen to see Roman Hamrlik matched up against Oilers rookie Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, consider that the 37-year-old Czech was wrapping up his first year when the young center was born. In fact, on April 13, 2009, the day after Nugent-Hopkins was born, Hamrlik recorded a goal and an assist in a Tampa Bay Lightning game against the Winnipeg Jets. (h/t Japers' Rink). When told about the factoid, Hamrlik, now 37 years old to Nugent-Hopkins's 18, laughed.
Roman Hamrlik discusses facing fellow No. 1 pick Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Washington Post | Oct 28