Igor Liba

Igor Liba (born November 4, 1960 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey player, who played on the 1992 Bronze Medal-winning Olympic Hockey team for Czechoslovakia, and lives in Košice, Slovakia.

Igor Liba
Born (1960-11-04) November 4, 1960 (age 60)
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for ZPA Prešov
HC Košice
HC Dukla Jihlava
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
EHC Biel
HC Cavalese
EV Zeltweg
HK Spišská Nová Ves
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1977–2000

Igor Liba was inducted into the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

CareerEdit

Igor Liba played for ZPA Prešov (1970–1978), HC Košice (1978–1982, 1984–1988, 1991–1992, 1997–1998 and 1998–1999) and HC Dukla Jihlava (1982–1984) in Czechoslovakia, after 1993 in Slovakia mostly for HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves.

In 1983 he was drafted by the Calgary Flames. Played with the New York Rangers (10 games, 2 goals + 5 assists) and Los Angeles Kings (37 games, 7 goals + 18 assists) in the season of 1988–1989. In the Los Angeles Kings he was playing with Wayne Gretzky in one formation.

He also played for EHC Biel - Switzerland, it:Hockey Club Fiemme - Italy, TuTo Turku - Finland, HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves - Slovakia, HK VTJ Trebišov - Slovakia, HC Zeltweg - Austria and HK Dragon Prešov - Slovakia.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 ZPA Prešov TCH.3
1978–79 ZPA Prešov TCH.3
1979–80 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 42 16 10 26 16
1980–81 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 43 17 24 41 20
1981–82 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 44 35 18 53 23
1982–83 ASD Dukla Jihlava TCH 43 27 18 45 24
1983–84 ASD Dukla Jihlava TCH 41 14 18 32 16
1984–85 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 44 28 26 54 22
1985–86 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 48 32 35 67 32
1986–87 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 38 17 20 37 38
1987–88 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 42 21 37 58 86
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 10 2 5 7 15
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 5 13 18 21 2 0 0 0 2
1989–90 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 44 17 20 37 37
1990–91 HC VSZ Košice TCH 2 0 1 1 0
1990–91 EHC Biel NDA 27 5 13 18 2 2 0 0 0 2
1991–92 HC VSZ Košice TCH 16 7 8 15
1991–92 HC Cavalese ITA 18 11 34 45 2 4 2 7 9 6
1992–93 TUTO Hockey FIN.2 44 22 34 56 111 4 2 2 4 4
1993–94 EV Zeltweg AUT.2
1994–95 EV Zeltweg AUT 26 27 19 46 44 4 3 4 7 0
1995–96 EV Zeltweg AUT 33 15 19 34 34
1996–97 HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves SVK 32 19 17 36
1997–98 HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves SVK 4 1 4 5 2
1997–98 HC Košice SVK 32 10 24 34 36 10 3 4 7 24
1998–99 HC VSZ Košice SVK 41 13 21 34 12 11 2 4 6 12
1999–2000 EV Zeltweg AUT.2 30 24 36 60 18
TCH totals 447 231 235 466 325
SVK totals 109 43 66 109 50 21 5 8 13 36

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Czechoslovakia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
  1979 Sweden
World Championships
  1985 Czechoslovakia
  1982 Finland
  1983 West Germany
  1987 Austria
  1992 Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
  1984 Sarajevo
  1992 Albertville
Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1979 Czechoslovakia WJC 5 0 0 0 2
1980 Czechoslovakia WJC 5 4 1 5 4
1982 Czechoslovakia WC 10 3 2 5 6
1983 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 8 10 0
1984 Czechoslovakia OLY 7 4 3 7 6
1984 Czechoslovakia CC 5 2 3 5 6
1985 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 5 7 16
1986 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 4 6 18
1987 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 3 5 12
1987 Czechoslovakia CC 6 0 4 4 6
1988 Czechoslovakia OLY 8 4 6 10 8
1992 Czechoslovakia OLY 4 1 2 3 4
1992 Czechoslovakia WC 8 2 1 3 10
Junior totals 10 4 1 5 6
Senior totals 88 24 41 65 92

External linksEdit

Awards
Preceded by
Vincent Lukac
Golden Hockey Stick
1984
Succeeded by
Jiri Kralik