Ondřej Buchtela is confirmed dead at the age of 20.
Ondřej was best known as a Czech ice hockey player (Piráti Chomutov).
Ondřej Buchtela
Born(1999-11-08)November 8, 1999
Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic
DiedJuly 24, 2020(2020-07-24) (aged 20)
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight218 lb (99 kg; 15 st 8 lb)
PositionDefenceman
ShotRight
Played forPiráti Chomutov
Playing career2016–2020
Ondřej Buchtela (8 November 1999 – 24 July 2020) was a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman.
Buchtela made his professional debut for Piráti Chomutov during the 2016–17 Czech Extraliga season and played a total of 27 regular season games for the team over three seasons. During his career he had multiple loan spells in the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League with SK Trhači Kadaň, HC Stadion Litoměřice, HC Slovan Ústečtí Lvi and HC Benátky nad Jizerou. Buchtela played in the 2017 IIHF World U18 Championships for the Czech Republic.
Buchtela died on July 24, 2020 from heart cancer aged 20.
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