Igor Liba

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Igor Liba
Born (1960-11-04) November 4, 1960 (age 54)
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for ZPA Prešov
HC Košice
HC Dukla Jihlava
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
EHC Biel
HC Cavalese
EV Zeltweg
HK Spišská Nová Ves
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1977–2000
Medal record
Competitor for  Czechoslovakia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 1979 Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1985 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1982 Finland
Silver medal – second place 1983 West Germany
Bronze medal – third place 1987 Austria
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Albertville

Igor Liba (born November 4, 1960 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a former Slovak ice hockey player. Played on 1992 Bronze Medal winning Olympic Hockey team for Czechoslovakia. Living in Košice, Slovakia.

Igor Liba was inducted into the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

Career[edit]

Igor Liba played for ZPA Prešov (1970–1978), HC Košice (1978–1982, 1984–1988, 1991–1992, 1997–1998 and 1998–1999) and HC Dukla Jihlava (1982–1984) in Czechoslovakia, after 1993 in Slovakia mostly for HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves.

In 1983 he was drafted by the Calgary Flames. Played with the New York Rangers (10 games, 2 goals + 5 assists) and Los Angeles Kings (37 games, 7 goals + 18 assists) in the season of 1988–1989. In the Los Angeles Kings he was playing with Wayne Gretzky in one formation.

He also played for EHC Biel - Switzerland, it:Hockey Club Fiemme - Italy, TuTo Turku - Finland, HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves - Slovakia, HK VTJ Trebišov - Slovakia, HC Zeltweg - Austria and HK Dragon Prešov - Slovakia.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 ZPA Prešov TCH-3
1978–79 ZPA Prešov TCH-3
1979–80 VSZ Košice TCH 42 16 10 26 16
1980–81 VSZ Košice TCH 43 17 24 41 20
1981–82 VSZ Košice TCH 44 35 18 53 23
1982–83 HC Dukla Jihlava TCH 43 27 18 45 24
1983–84 HC Dukla Jihlava TCH 41 14 18 32 16
1984–85 VSZ Košice TCH 44 28 26 54 22
1985–86 VSZ Košice TCH 34 25 29 54 32 14 7 6 13
1986–87 VSZ Košice TCH 31 13 16 29 38 7 4 4 8
1987–88 VSZ Košice TCH 42 21 37 58 86
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 10 2 5 7 15
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL 27 5 13 18 21 2 0 0 0 2
1989–90 VSZ Košice TCH 40 16 12 28 37 4 1 8 9
1990–91 VSZ Košice TCH 2 0 1 1 0
1990–91 EHC Biel NDA 27 5 13 18 2 2 0 0 0 2
1991–92 VSZ Košice TCH 16 7 8 15
1991–92 HC Cavalese Serie A 18 11 34 45 2 4 2 7 9 6
1992–93 TUTO Hockey I-Div 44 22 34 56 111 4 2 2 4 4
1993–94 EV Zeltweg ANL
1994–95 EV Zeltweg EBEL 26 27 19 46 44 4 3 4 7 0
1995–96 EV Zeltweg EBEL 33 15 19 34 34
1996–97 HK Spišská Nová Ves SVK 32 19 17 36
1997–98 HK Spišská Nová Ves SVK 4 1 4 5 2
1997–98 HC Košice SVK 32 10 24 34 36 10 3 4 7 24
1998–99 HC VSZ Košice SVK 41 13 21 34 12 11 2 4 6 12
1999–2000 EV Zeltweg ANL 30 24 36 60 18
NHL totals 37 7 18 25 36 2 0 0 0 2
SVK totals 109 43 66 109 50 21 5 8 13 36
TCH totals 422 219 217 436 325 25 12 18 30

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1979 Czechoslovakia WJC 5 0 0 0 2
1980 Czechoslovakia WJC 5 4 1 5 4
1982 Czechoslovakia WC 10 3 2 5 6
1983 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 8 10 0
1984 Czechoslovakia OLY 7 4 3 7 6
1984 Czechoslovakia CC 5 2 3 5 6
1985 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 5 7 16
1986 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 4 6 18
1987 Czechoslovakia WC 10 2 3 5 12
1987 Czechoslovakia CC 6 0 4 4 6
1988 Czechoslovakia OLY 8 4 6 10 8
1992 Czechoslovakia OLY 4 1 2 3 4
1992 Czechoslovakia WC 8 2 1 3 10
Junior totals 10 4 1 5 6
Senior totals 88 24 41 65 92

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Vincent Lukac
Golden Hockey Stick
1984
Succeeded by
Jiri Kralik