Dušan Pašek

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For the current Slovak ice hockey player, see Dušan Pašek (ice hockey b. 1985).
Dušan Pašek
Born (1960-09-07)7 September 1960
Bratislava, TCH
Died 15 March 1998(1998-03-15) (aged 37)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Slovan Bratislava
Minnesota North Stars
National team  Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1982
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1977–1993
Olympic medal record
Men's ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo Team
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 IIHF World Championship Ice hockey

Dušan Pašek (7 September 1960 in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia – 15 March 1998 in Bratislava, Slovakia) was a professional ice hockey forward who played 48 games in the National Hockey League. He played for the Minnesota North Stars. He won a silver medal at the 1984 Winter Olympics and represented Czechoslovakia at three Canada Cups. He also won a gold medal at the 1985 World Ice Hockey Championships.

Pašek was president of the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation when he committed suicide by gunshot[1] on 15 March 1998. Reasons for his death are still rumoured.[2]

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