Former Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Roman Cechmanek, who played for the team from 2000 to 2003, passed away suddenly at the age of 52 in his native Czech Republic. He had three children named Jakub, Roman Jr., and Katerina.
During his time with the Flyers, Cechmanek had a successful regular season, earning recognition and praise from fans and teammates. He was known for his unique and unorthodox playing style, using his 6-foot-4 frame and unconventional methods to make saves.
Cechmanek achieved notable milestones during his career, including winning two Bobby Clarke Trophies as the Flyers’ Most Valuable Player, finishing as a top runner-up for the Vezina Trophy, and playing in the NHL All-Star Game. He also had an impressive record of 20 shutouts in regular season games, ranking second in Flyers history behind Bernie Parent.
While Cechmanek’s playoff performances were considered disappointing, he had standout moments, particularly in a series against goalie Ed Belfour in the 2003 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. He also recorded shutouts in playoff games against the Ottawa Senators.
In 2003, the Flyers traded Cechmanek to the Los Angeles Kings. After his NHL career, he faced personal and financial challenges but found joy in coaching youth hockey upon returning to the Czech Republic.
Cechmanek’s passing is mourned by the Flyers organization, and Keith Jones, the Flyers President of Hockey Operations, expressed condolences to his family during this difficult time.
Roman Cechmanek’s Children, Jakub, Roman Jr, and Katerina?
Roman Cechmanek, the former ice hockey goaltender, left behind three children: two sons named Roman and Jakub, and a daughter named Kateřina. Roman, the older son, was born on April 6, 1998. He followed in his father’s footsteps and pursued a hockey career. He played for various teams in the Czechia U16, U18, and U20 leagues, including HC Vsetin, HC Zlin, and HC Zubr Přerov.
Jakub, the younger son, was born on June 23, 2004, in Zlin, Czech Republic. Like his brother and father, he also chose to pursue hockey professionally. He began his career in the U16 league in 2018 and currently showcases his skills with the HC Zlin youth team in the Czechia2 league.
There is limited information available about their sister, Kateřina, so not much is known about her interests or activities. The Cechmanek family’s hockey legacy continues through the dedication and pursuit of their children in the sport.
Roman Cechmanek Ex-Wife
Roman Cechmanek’s former wife and mother of his children is Dagmar Cechmankova. They got married in 1992 but later separated. After their separation, Dagmar found love with Jakub Larysz, and they got married on June 7, 2019, after dating for a while.
Dagmar is passionate about outdoor activities and often shares posts about her adventures. She and her husband embarked on a bicycle journey from New Zealand to the Czech Republic. Dagmar is also involved with Bikepacking Nomads and studied at Palacký University in Olomouc, Faculty of Physical Culture.
Dagmar was born in Ostrava, Czech Republic. The loss of her former husband has had an impact on her and her children. This is a difficult time for Dagmar and her family, and we extend our heartfelt condolences to them.