Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.

Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.

Menu

Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.

Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.

in , ,

Czech hockey great Vladimir Zabrodsky dies at 97 – Montana Standard

{{featured_button_text}}

Czech hockey great Vladimir Zabrodsky dies at 97

In this May 13, 2013 file photo former Czechoslovakian ice-hockey player Vladimir Zabrodsky, World Champion in 1947 and 1949, poses with his jersey in his home in Stockholm, Sweden. Zabrodsky died on Friday, March 20, 2020 at the age of 97 years.

PRAGUE (AP) — Vladimir Zabrodsky, one of the best Czech hockey players in history has died. He was 97.

The Czech Hockey Association said Zabrodsky died on Friday in Sweden where he lived since 1965 when he emigrated from then-communist Czechoslovakia. No details on the cause of death were given.

The prolific center led Czechoslovakia to silver at the 1948 Winter Olympic Games at St. Moritz, Switzerland. He also captained Czechoslovakia to its first title at the 1947 world championship and to another gold at the worlds in 1949.

In his 94 matches for the national team, Zabrodsky scored 158 goals. He added another 306 in the Czechoslovak league.

In a 1998 poll of experts, historians, former players, coaches and referees, Zabrodsky was voted the third best Czech player of the century behind NHL greats Dominik Hasek and Jaromir Jagr.

In 1997, Zabrodsky was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation’s Hall of Fame.

A talented tennis player, Zabrodsky also represented Czechoslovakia in the Davis Cup in the 1940s and 1950s.

More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP—Sports

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.

To plant a tree in memory of Vladimir Zabrodsky as a living tribute, please visit Tribute Store.

Source: mtstandard.com

What do you think?

Written by deadceleb

Leave a Reply

The Latest: Haiti confirms first 2 cases of new coronavirus – Montana Standard

Olympic champions in hard-hit Bergamo surrounded by death – Montana Standard

Back to Top

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

To use social login you have to agree with the storage and handling of your data by this website. %privacy_policy%

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.

Hey Friend! Before You Go…

Get the best viral stories straight into your inbox before everyone else!

Don't worry, we don't spam

Close
Close