Frank Musil

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Frank Musil
Born (1964-12-17) December 17, 1964 (age 52)
Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Calgary Flames
Ottawa Senators
Edmonton Oilers
National team  Czech Republic 
 Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 38th overall, 1983
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1980–2001
Frank Musil
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Prague Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1983 Germany Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Ice hockey

František Musil (born December 17, 1964), more commonly known in North America as Frank Musil, is a retired professional ice hockey player who spent several seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Minnesota North Stars, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, and Edmonton Oilers. Musil is currently an amateur scout for the Oilers and assistant coach for the Czech national ice hockey team.

Playing career[edit]

Musil was selected in the second round of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, 38th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars. He played on 1985 Gold Medal winning IIHF Men's World Championships for Czechoslovakia. In addition to playing in various professional European leagues, Musil played 797 games in the NHL, for Minnesota as well as the Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators and Edmonton Oilers.

Musil's draft position fell, but not because of talent, as there was some uncertainty whether he would be able to escape Czechoslovakia, then a Communist country. Musil obtained a holiday visa and travelled to Yugoslavia with his girlfriend. Leaving her at the resort, Musil met with Minnesota General Manager Lou Nanne and player agent Ritch Winter, who had arranged for an American work visa. Winter and Nanne used the work visa to fool the border guards, who were unaware that Musil was a defecting hockey star. Thus, in the summer of 1986, Musil arrived in Minnesota, and began his NHL career that fall.

Musil retired from hockey at the end of the 2000–01 season, and was hired by the Oilers as a scout. Musil is married to former professional tennis player Andrea Holíková, who is the sister of retired NHL player Bobby Holík.

Musil's son, David, was drafted by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2nd round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft with the 31st pick of the draft.[1] David is currently a defenceman with the Edmonton Oil Kings.[1][2] His son Adam is also a highly-touted NHL prospect, eligible for the 2015 draft. [3]

Awards[edit]

  • World Junior Championship medals- silver (1982, 1983), bronze (1984)
  • World Championship medals- silver (1983), gold (1985), and bronze (1992)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 Tesla Pardubice TCH 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Tesla Pardubice TCH 35 1 3 4 34
1982–83 Tesla Pardubice TCH 33 1 2 3 44
1983–84 Tesla Pardubice TCH 37 4 8 12 72
1984–85 Dukla Jihlava TCH 44 4 6 10 76
1985–86 Dukla Jihlava TCH 34 4 7 11 42
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 72 2 9 11 148
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 80 9 8 17 213
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 55 1 19 20 54 5 1 1 2 4
1989–90 Minnesota North Stars NHL 56 2 8 10 109 4 0 0 0 14
1990–91 Minnesota North Stars NHL 8 0 2 2 23
1990–91 Calgary Flames NHL 67 7 14 21 160 7 0 0 0 10
1991–92 Calgary Flames NHL 78 4 8 12 103
1992–93 Calgary Flames NHL 80 6 10 16 131 6 1 1 2 7
1993–94 Calgary Flames NHL 75 1 8 9 50 7 0 1 1 4
1994–95 HC Sparta Praha CZE 19 1 4 5 50
1994–95 ESG Sachsen Weißwasser DEL 1 0 0 0 2
1994–95 Calgary Flames NHL 35 0 5 5 61 5 0 1 1 0
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 65 1 3 4 85
1995–96 HC Becherovka Karlovy Vary CZE-2 16 7 4 11 16
1996–97 Ottawa Senators NHL 57 0 5 5 58
1997–98 Edmonton Oilers NHL 17 1 2 3 8 7 0 0 0 6
1997–98 Indianapolis Ice IHL 52 5 8 13 122
1997–98 Detroit Vipers IHL 9 0 0 0 6
1998–99 Edmonton Oilers NHL 39 0 3 3 34 1 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 0 2 2 4
2001–02 HC Dukla Jihlava CZE-2 3 0 1 1 54 13 0 2 2 47
TCH totals 185 14 26 40 268
NHL totals 797 34 106 140 1241 42 2 4 6 47

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1981 Czechoslovakia EJC 5 0 2 2 6
1982 Czechoslovakia WJC 7 1 1 2 8
1982 Czechoslovakia EJC 5 1 2 3 12
1983 Czechoslovakia WJC 6 0 2 2 8
1983 Czechoslovakia WC 4 0 1 1 6
1984 Czechoslovakia WJC 7 0 2 2 10
1984 Czechoslovakia CC 5 0 1 1 4
1985 Czechoslovakia WC 10 1 1 2 12
1986 Czechoslovakia WC 10 0 2 2 20
1991 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 0 2 20
1991 Czechoslovakia CC 5 0 0 0 6
1992 Czechoslovakia WC 7 3 1 4 26
1994 Czech Republic WC 2 0 0 0 2
Junior totals 30 2 9 11 44
Senior totals 53 6 6 12 116

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tychkowski, R. (June 25, 2011). "Oilers look to past for the future". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  2. ^ Boylan, R. (February 10, 2011). "Prospect Watch: David Musil". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2011-06-30. 
  3. ^ http://www.inlouwetrust.com/2015/5/14/8590601/adam-musil

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