HK Poprad is a professional ice hockey team in the Slovak Extraliga, the top ice hockey league in Slovakia. It plays its games in Poprad, Slovakia. The squad's greatest success was 2nd place in the Slovak Extraliga in 2006, 2011 and 2021. The club is nicknamed Kamzíci, which means "Chamois" in English.
|Home arena||Poprad Ice Stadium |
|Colours||Blue, royal blue, white|
|Head coach||Peter Mikula|
After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993, Poprad started playing in the new independent Slovak Championship which was named the Slovak Extraliga. In the 1996–97 season Poprad was eliminated in the semifinals by HC Košice. In the next season 1997–98, they played semifinals again against HC Košice and lost 0–3. However, these two seasons were successful because the team won bronze medals. In the 2005–06 season the team reached the most remarkable success, but lost 3–4 in the final series against MsHK Žilina. This success was repeated in the 2010–11 season, when they played against the long-time rival HC Košice and lost 1–4 in the final.
This is a partial list of the last six seasons completed by HK Poprad.
Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime/Shootout Wins, OTL = Overtime/Shootout Losses, L = Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against
|2015–16||50||18||3||11||18||68||139||149||6th, Extraliga||Lost in Quarterfinals, 1–4 (HKM Zvolen)|
|2016–17||56||18||6||9||23||75||153||167||7th, Extraliga||Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK Nitra)|
|2017–18||56||25||6||4||21||91||159||152||6th, Extraliga||Lost in Quarterfinals, 0–4 (HK Dukla Trenčín)|
|2018–19||57||28||9||3||17||102||168||147||5th, Extraliga||Lost in Semifinals, 2–4 (HC '05 Banská Bystrica)|
|2019–20||55||28||5||5||17||99||170||131||4th, Extraliga||Not held due to the coronavirus pandemic|
|2020–21||50||26||7||3||14||95||186||133||3rd, Extraliga||Lost in Finals, 1–4 (HKM Zvolen)|
- 3rd place (1): 1937–38
- Winners (4): 1969–70, 1980–81, 1984–85, 1990–91
- Runners-up (4): 1966–67, 1979–80, 1981–82, 1987–88
- 3rd place (6): 1968–69, 1970–71, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1985–86
- Winners (13): 1936/1937, 1937/1938, 1938/1939, 1941/1942, 1946/1947, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2012, 2014, 2018, 2020
|13||Arne Kroták||LW||1990–2019||September 13, 2019|
Franchise scoring leadersEdit
These are the top-ten-point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed regular season.
- – current Poprad player
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game
Franchise playoff scoring leadersEdit
These are the top-ten playoff point-scorers in franchise playoff history. Figures are updated after each completed season.
- – current Poprad player
Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; P/G = Points per game; * = current Poprad player
- Ľuboš Bartečko (1993–1994, 2010, 2014–2015)
- Peter Bondra (2004)
- Michal Handzuš (1996)
- Miroslav Ihnačák (1992, 2004)
- Kevin Henderson (2016)
- Andrej Nedorost (2011)
- Radoslav Suchý (1994, 2004–2005, 2010–2016)
- Kyle Wanvig (2010)
- Tomáš Surový (2000)
- Ľubomír Vaic (1993–1994, 2011–2013)
- Ladislav Nagy (2010)
- "Team Roster / HK Poprad". www.hkpoprad.sk. Retrieved 2019-06-28.
- "Team Roster / HK Poprad". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-01-28.
- "HK Poprad has eliminated the legendary number 13". www.hkpoprad.sk.
- "Poprad to retire Arne Kroták". www.hkpoprad.sk.
- "HK Poprad Career Leaders – eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.
- "HK Poprad - All Time Playoffs Player Stats – eliteprospects.com". www.eliteprospects.com.
- Official website (in Slovak)