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Ladislav Nagy (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈnɒɟ]; born June 1, 1979) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey Forward. He played 8 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars and Los Angeles Kings.

Ladislav Nagy
Ladislav Nagy 2016.jpg
Born (1979-06-01) June 1, 1979 (age 40)
Šaca, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for HC Prešov
HC Košice
St. Louis Blues
Phoenix Coyotes
Mora IK
Dallas Stars
Los Angeles Kings
Severstal Cherepovets
HK SKP Poprad
Modo Hockey
HC Lev Poprad
HC Dinamo Minsk
Jokerit
HC Slovan Bratislava
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 177th overall, 1997
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 1996–2019

Playing careerEdit

Nagy was born in Šaca, Czechoslovakia in 1979 to an ethnic Hungarian family.[1] As a youth, he played in the 1993 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Poprad.[2] He began his career in 1995 as a junior by HC Košice in the Slovak Extraliga. He was drafted 177th overall in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft by the St. Louis Blues. After being drafted Nagy came to North America and played with the Halifax Mooseheads on the QMJHL for the 1998–99 season and was named the fans 7th most popular player during the 15 year celebrations.

Nagy made his professional debut in the AHL playoffs later that year with the Worcester Ice Cats. Nagy played with the Blues then from 1999 to 2001, and was traded to the Coyotes with Michal Handzus, Jeff Taffe and a first round pick in the 2002 draft in exchange for Keith Tkachuk.[3]

On February 12, 2007, Nagy was traded to the Dallas Stars for winger Mathias Tjärnqvist and a first-round pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.[4] On July 2, 2007, Nagy signed with the Los Angeles Kings,[5] after coming off a disappointing stint in Dallas.[6] However Ladislav was limited to only 38 games during the 2007–08 season due to injury.

On August 18, 2008 Nagy signed with Cherepovets of the Russian Kontinental Hockey League for two years worth 5.6 million. Nagy intended to use this time to get back to the NHL by regaining his form and health.[7]

In December 2010, Nagy signed for Swedish strugglers Modo Hockey for the rest of the season, joining compatriot Ľuboš Bartečko at the club.[8] On August 1, 2013, Nagy returned to his original club in Slovakia, HC Košice, on a one-year deal for the 2013–14 season.[9]

Nagy played his last professional season in 2018–19, ending his 23 year career in his homeland with Slovakia as the hosts of the 2019 World Championships. In his final competitive game, Nagy as the Slovak captain, scored the shootout winning goal over Denmark on 21 May 2019.[10]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 HC Košice SVK U20 45 29 30 59 105
1995–96 Dragon Prešov SVK 11 6 5 11 10
1996–97 HC Košice SVK U20 9 10 7 17 26
1996–97 Dragon Prešov SVK.2 33 22 18 40 46
1997–98 HC Košice SVK 29 19 15 34 41 11 2 4 6 6
1997–98 HC VTJ MEZ Michalovce SVK.2 1 0 0 0 2
1998–99 Halifax Mooseheads QMJHL 63 71 55 126 148 5 3 3 6 18
1998–99 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 3 2 2 4 0
1999–2000 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 69 23 28 51 67 2 1 0 1 0
1999–2000 St. Louis Blues NHL 11 2 4 6 2 6 1 1 2 0
2000–01 Worcester Ice Cats AHL 20 6 14 20 36
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 40 8 8 16 20
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 0 1 1 2
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 74 23 19 42 50 5 0 0 0 21
2002–03 HC Košice SVK 1 2 1 3 0
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 80 22 35 57 92
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 24 28 52 46
2004–05 HC Košice SVK 18 9 7 16 40
2004–05 Mora IK SEL 19 4 4 8 22
2005–06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 51 15 41 56 74
2006–07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 55 8 33 41 48
2006–07 Dallas Stars NHL 25 4 10 14 6 7 1 1 2 2
2007–08 Los Angeles Kings NHL 38 9 17 26 18
2008–09 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 45 5 14 19 103
2009–10 Severstal Cherepovets KHL 44 9 13 22 36
2010–11 HC 07 Prešov SVK.2 2 0 1 1 16
2010–11 HK Poprad SVK 24 12 17 29 107
2010–11 Modo Hockey SEL 25 12 12 24 46
2011–12 Lev Poprad KHL 30 7 12 19 59
2011–12 Dinamo Minsk KHL 12 1 4 5 8 4 0 0 0 2
2012–13 Modo Hockey SEL 49 7 15 22 32 5 1 1 2 2
2013–14 HC Košice SVK 22 9 14 23 34
2013–14 Jokerit Liiga 34 12 20 32 16 2 0 0 0 29
2014–15 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 51 23 18 41 60
2015–16 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 48 7 8 15 34 4 0 0 0 14
2016–17 HC Košice SVK 50 29 32 61 121 2 1 0 1 4
2017–18 HC Košice SVK 42 22 19 41 38 5 0 3 3 4
2018–19 HC Košice SVK 48 34 27 61 28 6 2 2 4 4
SVK totals 245 142 137 279 419 24 5 9 14 18
NHL totals 435 115 196 311 358 18 2 2 4 23
KHL totals 230 52 71 123 310 8 0 0 0 16

InternationalEdit

Medal record
Representing   Slovakia
World Championships
  2002 Gothenburg
  2003 Helsinki
World Junior Championships
  1999 Winnipeg
Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
1997 Slovakia EJC18 6th 5 1 0 1 6
1998 Slovakia WJC 9th 6 6 2 8 12
1999 Slovakia WJC   6 4 3 7 6
2001 Slovakia WC 7th 7 2 1 3 6
2002 Slovakia WC   6 1 3 4 6
2003 Slovakia WC   9 4 4 8 10
2004 Slovakia WCH 7th 4 1 0 1 0
2009 Slovakia WC 10th 6 1 2 3 2
2011 Slovakia WC 10th 4 3 2 5 4
2014 Slovakia WC 9th 7 4 0 4 6
2018 Slovakia OG 11th 4 0 1 1 2
2018 Slovakia WC 9th 7 1 9 10 4
2019 Slovakia WC 9th 7 2 3 5 12
Junior totals 17 11 5 16 24
Senior totals 61 19 25 44 52

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
QMJHL
All-Rookie Team 1999
Michel Bergeron Trophy (Offensive rookie of the year) 1999
Rookie of the Year 1999
CHL All-Rookie Team 1999
AHL
All-Star Game 2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is hockey like in Hungary?". Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation. 14 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2 October 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  3. ^ "Blues carry day at NHL trade deadline". CBC. 2001-03-14. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  4. ^ Grossman, Evan (2007). "Stars pay the price for Nagy". NHL.com. Retrieved 2007-02-12.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Kings sign Nagy". Staples Center. 2007-07-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  6. ^ White, Lonnie (2007-09-20). "Pressure on Nagy, Handzus". LA Times. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
  7. ^ "Nagy jumps to KHL". USA Today. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
  8. ^ "Modo agree to transfer of Ladislav Nagy" (in Swedish). Expressen.se. 2010-12-10. Archived from the original on 2011-10-08. Retrieved 2011-12-04. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "HC Kosice receive Ladisalv Nagy" (in Slovak). HC Košice. 2013-08-01. Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-01. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "Nagy signs off with a win". 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Ribeiro
Michel Bergeron Trophy
1998–99
Succeeded by
Christopher Montgomery