Denis Legersky

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Denis Legersky
Born (1987-03-25) March 25, 1987 (age 30)
Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 89 kg (196 lb; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
Playing career –present

Denis Legersky (born March 25, 1987 in Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey player and coach. Currently, he plays in the Turkish Ice Hockey Super League (TBHSL) for Izmir BB GSK and serves as the assistant coach of the Turkey men's national ice hockey team. The 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) tall left wing player at 89 kg (196 lb) shoots right-handed.[1]

Playing career[edit]


Denis Legersky played in the U-18 team of Slovak club MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš between 2003-2005, and in the U-20 team from 2005 to 2007 before he became member of the senior team in the Slovak Extraliga. After playing a short time for MHK Ružomberok in the Slovak 1.Liga, he transferred to HK Ruzinov 99 Bratislava to take part in the U-20 and seniors team. Between 2008 and 2010, Legersky was with HC Dukla Senica, and then in the 2010-11 season with his first club MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš in the Slovak 1.Liga.[1][2]

In 2011, he moved to Turkey to play for the Ankara-based Başkent Yıldızları,[3] which competes in the Turkish Ice Hockey Super League (TBHSL).[2] His team finished the 2012–13 season as league champion,[4] and he was named Top Scorer with 75 points (42 goals, 33 assists) as well as the Most Valuable Player of the season.[5] Legersky participated as playing-coach at the IIHF Continental Cup 2013 - Group A matches in Miercurea Ciuc, Romania,[6] and scored four goals in three games for Başkent Yıldızları.[7][8] In the 2013-2014 season, he was transferred by İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi GSK,[9] which finished the league season unbeaten champion. He was named the Most Valuable Player of the season again.[10]


A scandal arose on February 8, 2014 when the Turkish Ice Hockey Federation allowed him to play in the friendly match against Bosnia and Herzegovina in the jersey of Ogün Uzunali,[11] although he does not possess Turkish citizenship, and he was declared as an assistant coach only for the game.[9] The President of the Turkish Federation stated that Legersky's participation in the game as player was in fully compliance with the Bosnian and Herzegovinian officials in exchange for their also non-citizen coaching player.[12]

Coaching career[edit]

Denis Legersky was appointed playing coach at Başkent Yıldızları in the 2012-13 season, one year after he joined the team.[2] For the 2014 IIHF World Championship Division II - Group B matches, he was admitted to the Turkey men's national ice hockey team as the assistant coach.[1][9]



  • Most Valuable Player 2012–13 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League with Başkent Yıldızları
  • Top Scorer 2012–13 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League with Başkent Yıldızları
  • Most Valuable Player 2013–14 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League with İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi GSK


  • Champion 2012–13 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League (TBHSL) with Başkent Yıldızları
  • Champion 2013–14 Turkish Ice Hockey Super League (TBHSL) with İzmir Büyükşehir Belediyesi GSK


  1. ^ a b c "Denis Legersky". Elite Hocley Prospects. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "Denis Legersky". EuroHockey. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  3. ^ "Kazanan Başkent Yıldızları". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-02-18. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  4. ^ "Başkent'in Parlayan Yıldızları". Hürriyet (in Turkish). 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  5. ^ Ellis, Steven (2013-04-10). "Baskent Yildizlari Wins Turkish League Championships". The Hockey House. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  6. ^ "Başkent Yıldızları Spor Kulübü Continental Cup'da 2. Oldu" (in Turkish). Türkiye Buz Hokeyi Federasyonu. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  7. ^ "Statistics Baskent Yildizlari Buz SK 2012-2013". EuroHockey. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  8. ^ "Easy pass for HSC Csikszereda". IIHF. 2012-10-01. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  9. ^ a b c Demirbilek, Celal (2014-02-19). "Milli Takım'da kaçak hokeyci". Hürriyet (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  10. ^ "Buz'un şampiyonundan çifte kutlama". Ihlas News Agency (in Turkish). 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  11. ^ "Bosna Hersek-Türkiye buz hokeyi maçına doğru". Haberler (in Turkish). 2014-02-05. Retrieved 2014-04-03. 
  12. ^ Çetin Ömer & Cem Geçim (2014-02-20). "O oyuncu anlaşmalar çerçevesinde oynatılmış". Ihlas News Agency (in Turkish). Retrieved 2014-04-03.