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Karol Križan (born June 5, 1980 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender currently playing for HKM Rimavská Sobota in the Slovak 2. Liga.

Karol Križan
Karol Križan (HKM Rimavská Sobota, Arena Sanok 2018)c.jpg
Born (1980-06-05) June 5, 1980 (age 39)
Žilina, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Slovak 2. Liga team
Former teams
HKM Rimavská Sobota
MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš
HKm Zvolen
HC Ambrì-Piotta
MHC Martin
HKm Detva
Växjö Lakers
HK FTC Nové Zámky
Tønsberg Vikings
MsHK Žilina
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 2000–present



Križan played three and a half seasons with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien between September 2005 and December 2008.

In the play of Modo against Timrå IK he scored a goal and recorded a shutout at the same time. He also led Modo to the Swedish Championship in 2007 with the help of his backup Michal Zajkowski. On December 17, 2008, he left Modo[1] and moved to HC Ambrì-Piotta.[2] On June 30, 2009, he returned to his homeland Slovakia to sign for MHC Martin.[3]

Krizan was loaned to HK Detva of the Slovak 1.Liga during the season, playing four games there. Krizan then left Detva and Martin to sign with Växjö Lakers Hockey of the HockeyAllsvenskan on January 2, 2011. After the end of the 2010–11 season, Krizan was not offered an extended contract with Växjö. On July 28, 2011, Krizan signed a one-year contract with the Serie A team Sportverein Ritten-Renon. Before the 2013 season, Krizan signed a contract with Tønsberg Vikings in the Norwegian Get-ligaen.[4]



  1. ^ MODO Hockey bryter avtalet med Karol Krizan Archived 2010-09-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Il portiere nazionale slovacco Karol Krizan all'HCAP Archived 2009-01-23 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Dohoda bola rýchla a korektná Príchod Karola Križana do Martina
  4. ^ "Ritten Sport renault trucks verpflichtet Karol Krizan" (in German). Ritten Sport. 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2011-07-28.

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