Vladimír Svitek is confirmed dead at the age of 57.
Vladimír was best known as a Slovak ice hockey player.
Vladimír Svitek
Born(1962-10-19)October 19, 1962
Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
DiedFebruary 17, 2020(2020-02-17) (aged 57)
Košice, Slovakia
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
PositionRight Wing
ShotRight
Played forHC Košice
HPK
EK Zell am See
HK Triglav Kranj
HK Spišská Nová Ves
HK Trebišov
National team Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft137th overall, 1981
Philadelphia Flyers
Playing career1980–2001
Vladimír Svitek (October 19, 1962 – February 17, 2020) was a former Slovak professional ice hockey player who played in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League, Finnish Liiga, and Slovak Extraliga. Svitek was drafted in the seventh round of the 1981 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers, but he never played professionally in North America. He spent the first ten seasons of his playing career with HC Košice and his final ten seasons in various European leagues.
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