Karol Križan

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Karol Križan
Born (1980-06-05) June 5, 1980 (age 36)
Žilina, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Slovak Extraliga team
Former teams
MsHK Žilina
MHk 32 Liptovský Mikuláš
HKm Zvolen
HC Ambrì-Piotta
MHC Martin
HKm Detva
Växjö Lakers
HK FTC Nové Zámky
Tønsberg Vikings
National team  Slovakia
Playing career 2000–present

Karol Križan (born June 5, 1980 in Žilina, Czechoslovakia, now Slovakia) is a professional Slovak ice hockey goaltender currently playing for MsHK Žilina in the Slovak Extraliga.


Križan played three and a half seasons with Modo Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien between September 2005 and December 2008.

In the play of Modo against Timrå IK he scored a goal and recorded a shutout at the same time. He also led Modo to the Swedish Championship in 2007 with the help of his backup Michal Zajkowski. On December 17, 2008, he left Modo[1] and moved to HC Ambrì-Piotta.[2] On June 30, 2009, he returned to his homeland Slovakia to sign for MHC Martin.[3]

Krizan was loaned to HK Detva of the Slovak 1.Liga during the season, playing four games there. Krizan then left Detva and Martin to sign with Växjö Lakers Hockey of the HockeyAllsvenskan on January 2, 2011. After the end of the 2010–11 season, Krizan was not offered an extended contract with Växjö. On July 28, 2011, Krizan signed a one-year contract with the Serie A team Sportverein Ritten-Renon. Before the 2013 season, Krizan signed a contract with Tønsberg Vikings in the Norwegian Get-ligaen.[4]


Krizan played with the Slovakia men's national ice hockey team in the 2004, 2005 and 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships, as well as the 2006 Winter Olympics.



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