He was drafted by the Hartford Whalers 31st overall in the 1991 National Hockey League Entry Draft, but never played in the National Hockey League.
Hamrlik began his career at the age of 16 with Zlin. He played with them until he was drafted in 1991. He resumed his playing career with the Ottawa 67"s of the OHL. He played one AHL game in 1993-1994 with the Springfield Indians.
He then played in the IHL for three teams in four years, before returning to Zlin in 1997.
He played in Zlin for 18 seasons, from 1989 to 1991, and 1997 to 2013.