Libor Hudáček

Libor Hudáček (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈlibɔɾ ˈɦudaːtʃɛk]; born September 7, 1990) is a Slovak ice hockey player who is currently playing for Lausanne HC of the National League (NL). He is the younger brother of Július Hudáček, who is a goaltender.

Libor Hudáček
Born (1990-09-07) September 7, 1990 (age 30)
Levoča, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Right
NL team
Former teams
Lausanne HC
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC ’05 Banská Bystrica
Örebro HK
Färjestad BK
HC Bílí Tygři Liberec
Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 2009–present
Medal record
Representing  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Finland/Sweden

Playing careerEdit

Hudáček began playing junior ice hockey in the HK Spišská Nová Ves. He was a member of the HK Orange 20 project in the 2009–10 season, overall playing 23 games. Rest of the season he played for the HC Slovan Bratislava. In the 2010–11 season he overall played 55 games and earned 24 points for Slovan. In the next season he scored winning goal in the 7th playoffs final game against HC Košice and won the Slovak Extraliga title.

After two seasons with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec in the Czech Extraliga (ELH), Hudáček returned to the KHL as a free agent, signing a one-year contract with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk on 21 May 2020.[1]

On February 24, 2021, Hudacek joined Lausanne HC of the National League (NL) on a one-year deal through the end of the 2020/21 season.[2] He hurt his leg in a game against EHC Biel on March 9, 2021 which required surgery, forcing him to sit out the remainder of the season.[3]

International playEdit

Hudáček participated at the 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He played for Slovakia at the 2012 IIHF World Championship, earning 5 points in 10 games. He won the silver medal at the 2012 World Championship.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Slovakia WJC18 7th 6 0 3 3 8
2010 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 0 2 2 2
2012 Slovakia WC   10 2 3 5 0
2013 Slovakia WC 8th 8 1 2 3 4
2015 Slovakia WC 9th 7 0 5 5 4
2016 Slovakia WC 9th 7 1 2 3 6
2017 Slovakia WC 14th 7 2 1 3 6
2019 Slovakia WC 9th 5 2 0 2 4
Junior totals 12 0 5 5 10
Senior totals 44 8 13 21 24

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neftekhimik sign contract with Hudacek" (in Russian). HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  2. ^ "Lausanne HC confirms signing of Libor Hudacek". swisshockeynews.ch. 24 February 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Libor Hudacek, season over" (in French). lematin.ch. 11 March 2021. Retrieved 11 March 2021.

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