Juraj Mikúš (ice hockey, born 1987)

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Juraj Mikúš
Born (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 32)
Skalica, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
ELH team
Former teams
HC Litvínov
HK 36 Skalica
Manchester Monarchs
Dinamo Riga
HC Spartak Moscow
HC Lev Poprad
HC TPS
HC Lev Praha
HC Slovan Bratislava
HC Olomouc
National team  Slovakia
NHL Draft 121st overall, 2005
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2003–present

Juraj Mikúš (born 22 February 1987) is a Slovak professional ice hockey centre currently playing for HC Litvínov of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). He was originally drafted 121st overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft.[1]

Playing career[edit]

In the 2008–09 season for HK 36 Skalica of the Slovak Extraliga, he created a powerful tandem with Žigmund Pálffy and reached the mark of 75 assists, eclipsing the league record formerly belonging to Pavol Demitra. His team reached the finals for the first time, where it lost to HC Košice.

In the summer of 2010, Mikus was invited to Spartak Moscow's training camp, but he failed to make the team because of the import quota. Instead, in late September he joined Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL).[2] On 29 November he was released from Dinamo Riga but, as Martin Cibak and Jaroslav Obsut had been released from Spartak, he rejoined them.[3] He then played a few games for Lev Poprad but finished the rest of the 2011–12 season with TPS Turku of the SM-Liiga. In the summer of 2012, he signed with HC Lev Praha of the KHL.

After splitting the 2017–18 season, between HC Slovan Bratislava and HC Litvínov in the Czech Extraliga, Mikus opted to extend his tenure in the ELH, agreeing to a three-year optional contract with Litvínov on May 18, 2018.[4]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2003–04 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 2 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0
2004–05 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 46 6 6 12 16
2005–06 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 47 4 7 11 56 7 2 1 4 14
2006–07 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 60 29 42 71 36 4 1 1 2 4
2007–08 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 54 21 22 43 52 13 8 5 13 36
2008–09 HK 36 Skalica Slovak 56 31 59 90 52 17 7 16 23 18
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 56 4 9 13 31
2010–11 Dinamo Riga KHL 22 3 1 4 12
2010–11 Spartak Moscow KHL 23 2 3 5 14 4 0 0 0 6
2011–12 Lev Poprad KHL 44 12 16 28 46
2011–12 TPS SM-l 17 5 5 10 0 2 0 1 1 0
2012–13 HC Lev Praha KHL 27 4 8 12 18
2012–13 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 4 2 2 4 8 4 0 1 1 4
2013–14 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 47 7 8 15 28
2016–17 HC Olomouc ELH 33 9 13 22 46
2017–18 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 49 7 6 13 22
2017–18 HC Litvínov ELH 9 4 7 11 4
KHL totals 216 37 43 80 148 8 0 1 1 10
Medal record
Representing  Slovakia
Ice hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 2012 Helsinki

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2005 Slovakia WJC18 6th 6 0 7 7 12
2006 Slovkaia WJC 8th 6 0 0 0 6
2007 Slovakia WJC 8th 6 5 1 6 0
2008 Slovakia WC 13th 2 0 0 0 0
2009 Slovakia WC 10th 6 0 1 1 2
2012 Slovakia WC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 10 1 3 4 4
2014 Slovakia WC 9th 7 1 2 3 8
Junior totals 18 5 8 13 18
Senior totals 25 2 6 8 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 NHL Entry Draft". hockeyreference.com. 9 September 2005. Retrieved 9 September 2005.
  2. ^ "Juraj Mikus do Dinama Riga". hokej.sk. 22 September 2010. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  3. ^ Didzis Rudmanis (29 November 2010). "Neftekhimik signs Maris Jass". Latvian Hockey News Report. Retrieved 30 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Mikus agrees multi-year contract with Litvinov" (in Czech). HC Litvínov. 18 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018.

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