Július Hudáček

Július Hudáček (born 9 August 1988) is a Slovak ice hockey professional goaltender currently playing for HC Spartak Moscow in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).

Július Hudáček
Julius Hudacek July 2013 HC Sibir ice practice.jpg
Born (1988-08-09) August 9, 1988 (age 32)
Spišská Nová Ves,
Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Right
KHL team
Former teams
Spartak Moscow
HC Košice
Frölunda HC
HC Sibir Novosibirsk
HC Pardubice
Örebro HK
Severstal Cherepovets
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 2003–present
Medal record
Representing  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Finland

Playing careerEdit

Hudáček spent several seasons in the Slovak Extraliga, first tending net for HK Spišská Nová Ves in 2003–04, then briefly with Poprad for the 2004–05 season, before returning again to HK Spišská Nová Ves. From 2008-2011, he played primarily with HC Košice, spending some time with HK 2016 Trebišov and HC 46 Bardejov.

From 2011-2013, he played in Sweden, primarily for Frölunda HC.

After a brief stint with HC Sibir Novosibirsk of the Kontinental Hockey League and then with HC CSOB Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga in 2013-14, he returned to Sweden to play for Örebro HK where he played until 2017. At Örebro, he was well-known for post-game on-ice comedic and acrobatic performances after team wins, known as "Hudashows".

After three seasons in Sweden, Hudáček opted for a return to the KHL for the 2017–18 season in securing a one-year deal with Russian club, Severstal Cherepovets, on April 27, 2017.[1] Establishing himself as Severstal's starting goaltender, Hudáček appeared in 48 games with a 2.24 goals against average and .920 save percentage. He was selected to take part in the 2018 KHL All-Star Game and earned goaltender of the week honours for the week of March 2, 2018.

As a free agent, Hudáček opted to continue his KHL career by signing a one-year contract with his third Russian club, HC Spartak Moscow, on May 4, 2018.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hudachek and Holik agree to terms with Severstal" (in Russian). Severstal Cherepovets. 2017-04-27. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
  2. ^ "We meet the Goaltender!" (in Russian). HC Spartak Moscow. 2018-05-04. Retrieved 2018-05-04.

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