Lucio Topatigh

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Lucio Topatigh
Born (1965-10-19) October 19, 1965 (age 51)
Gallio, Italy
Height 188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 85 kg (187 lb; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Asiago Hockey AS
HC Bolzano
HC Devils Milano
National team  Italy
Playing career 1984–2008

Lucio Topatigh (born October 19, 1965) is a former Italian ice hockey player.

Born in Gallio, Vicenza, Topatigh spent all his career in Serie A league, with Asiago Hockey A.S., HC Devils Milano and Hockey Club Bolzano-Bozen. He won seven times the Scudetto: five with Bolzano, and one with both Devils and Asiago. With Asiago Topatigh won also a Supercoppa italiana and two times the Coppa Italia.[1]

Topatigh, also known as Il falco di Gallio ("The Hawk of Gallio"),[2] played from 1990 until 2002 also in the Blue Team, the Italian national ice hockey team.[1][2] Mickey Goulet, the Italian coach, recalled Topatigh for 2006 Winter Olympics. Topatigh was the oldest Italian player at those Olympics in Turin. In 2008 he retired from professional hockey.[2]

Topatigh was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2015, as the first winner of the Bibi Torriani Award.[3][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Lucio Topatigh nella Hall of Fame della IIHF" (in Italian). December 19, 2014. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "Italian icon Topatigh says goodbye". March 19, 2008. Retrieved May 19, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame Class of 2015". Retrieved May 19, 2016. 

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