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Ladislav Troják

Ladislav Troják

Czechoslovak ice hockey player
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Czechoslovak ice hockey player
Countries Slovakia Czechoslovakia
Occupations Ice hockey player
Gender male
Birth 15 June 1914 (Košice)
Death 8 November 1948 (English Channel)
The details

Ladislav Troják (b. June 15, 1914 in Košice, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovakia) - d. November 8, 1948) was the first Slovak ice hockey player in the national team of Czechoslovakia and also the first Slovak hockey player with a title of World Champion (1947). Troják wore the number 9.
He died on November 8, 1948 during an aircraft accident over the English Channel, along with five other members of the Czechoslovak national team.

Playing career

He was a player in the ice hockey teams of ČsŠK Košice (until 1934) and LTC Prague (1934–1948). He scored 37-times in 75 games for the national team of Czechoslovakia. Ladislav Troják is a member of the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame since November 30, 2002, the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame since 2008 and the IIHF Hall of Fame since 2011.

The new home arena of the ice hockey team of HC Košice - The Steel Arena - Košice's Ladislav Troják Stadium (open on February 24, 2006) is named in honour of Ladislav Troják. His daughter Jana Alexander-Trojak has lived in the United States since 1969. She lives in Prescott, Arizona and she is a fan of the NHL Arizona Coyotes.

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