Ján Laco

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Ján Laco
Ján Laco and Alexander Krysanov 2012-01-10 Amur—Lev KHL-game.jpeg
Ján Laco with Lev Poprad in 2012
Born (1981-12-01) December 1, 1981 (age 36)
Liptovský Mikuláš, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Czech team
Former teams
Piráti Chomutov
Lev Poprad
Donbass Donetsk
Barys Astana
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2000–present

Ján Laco (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈjaːn ˈlatso]; born December 1, 1981) is a Slovak ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Piráti Chomutov in the Czech Extraliga. He played for Slovakia at the 2012 Ice Hockey World Championships where he won a silver medal and was named the tournament's top goaltender. He won the 2012–13 IIHF Continental Cup with HC Donbass and was named the best goaltender in the tournament.[1] Laco was named Slovak goaltender of the year in 2012[2] and best World Championship 2012 Goalie.[3] Laco was also chosen to the Slovak squad for the Ice hockey at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and took part in one group stage game, the last group stage game against Russia. Slovakia lost the game on penalties, but Laco got a lot of positive comments for his game and the big number of saves he made.[4][5] Laco also took part in the 5-3 loss game to the Czech Republic. On June 30, 2014, Laco signed one-year contract with Barys Astana.[6]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.championat.com/hockey/article-128815-laco-ja-mechtal-poluchit-jetot-priz.html
  3. ^ http://www.iihf.com/competition/272/news/news-singleview-2012/recap/6990.html
  4. ^ "Russia survives shootout to beat Slovakia". USA Today. February 16, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Radulov, Kovalchuk lead Russia to shootout win". National Hockey League. February 16, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 
  6. ^ "KHL: HC Barys sign Slovak goalie". inform.kz. July 1, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2014. 

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