Lucio Topatigh

Lucio Topatigh (born October 19, 1965) is a former Italian ice hockey player.

Lucio Topatigh
Born (1965-10-19) October 19, 1965 (age 55)
Gallio, Italy
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Asiago Hockey AS
HC Bolzano
HC Devils Milano
National team  Italy
Playing career 1984–2008

Born in Gallio, Vicenza, Topatigh spent all his career in Serie A league, with Asiago Hockey A.S., HC Devils Milano and Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen. He won seven times the Scudetto: five with Bolzano, and one with both Devils and Asiago. With Asiago Topatigh won also a Supercoppa italiana and two times the Coppa Italia.[1]

Topatigh, also known as Il falco di Gallio ("The Hawk of Gallio"),[2] played from 1990 until 2002 also in the Blue Team, the Italian national ice hockey team.[1][2] Mickey Goulet, the Italian coach, recalled Topatigh for 2006 Winter Olympics. Topatigh was the oldest Italian player at those Olympics in Turin. In 2008 he retired from professional hockey.[2]

Topatigh was honored by the International Ice Hockey Federation in 2015, as the first winner of the Torriani Award.[3][1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Lucio Topatigh nella Hall of Fame della IIHF" (in Italian). December 19, 2014. Archived from the original on December 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c "Italian icon Topatigh says goodbye". March 19, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Class of 2015". Retrieved May 19, 2016.

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