Ladislav Nagy (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈnɒɟ]; born 1 June 1979) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey player. He played eight seasons as a left winger in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the St. Louis Blues, Phoenix Coyotes, Dallas Stars, and Los Angeles Kings.
1 June 1979|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Los Angeles Kings
HK SKP Poprad
HC Lev Poprad
HC Dinamo Minsk
HC Slovan Bratislava
177th overall, 1997|
St. Louis Blues
As a youth, Nagy played in the 1993 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a team from Poprad. 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. During his time with the Coyotes, Nagy posted 3 straight 20+ goal seasons from 2001 to 2004, and notched 50 points from 2002–03 to 2005–06. However, his goal and point production would quickly decline in the latter season.
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. On July 2, 2007, Nagy signed with the Los Angeles Kings, after coming off a disappointing stint in Dallas. 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.
In December 2010, Nagy signed for Swedish strugglers Modo Hockey for the rest of the season, joining compatriot Ľuboš Bartečko at the club. On August 1, 2013, Nagy returned to his original club in Slovakia, HC Košice, on a one-year deal for the 2013–14 season.
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 captained Slovakia and scored the shootout winning goal over Denmark on 21 May 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
Bold indicates led league
|1995–96||HC Košice||SVK U20||45||29||30||59||105||—||—||—||—||—|
|1996–97||HC Košice||SVK U20||9||10||7||17||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||HC VTJ MEZ Michalovce||SVK.2||1||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||38||9||17||26||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||HC 07 Prešov||SVK.2||2||0||1||1||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|World Junior Championships|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Michel Bergeron Trophy (Offensive rookie of the year)||1999|
|Rookie of the Year||1999|
|CHL All-Rookie Team||1999|
- "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.
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
- "Blues carry day at NHL trade deadline". CBC. 2001-03-14. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- Grossman, Evan (2007). "Stars pay the price for Nagy". NHL.com. Retrieved 2007-02-12.[dead link]
- "Kings sign Nagy". Staples Center. 2007-07-03. Archived from the original on 2011-07-16. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- White, Lonnie (2007-09-20). "Pressure on Nagy, Handzus". LA Times. Retrieved 2008-10-21.
- "Nagy jumps to KHL". USA Today. 2008-08-18. Retrieved 2008-10-22.
- "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.
- "HC Kosice receive Ladisalv Nagy" (in Slovak). HC Košice. 2013-08-01. Archived from the original on 2013-08-13. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
- "Nagy signs off with a win". 21 May 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| Michel Bergeron Trophy