Michal Trávníček

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Michal Trávníček
Michal Trávníček - Fribourg-Gottéron vs. HC Litvinov, Exhibition game, 20th February 2010 (1).jpg
Born (1980-03-14) March 14, 1980 (age 37)
Decin, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
Czech Extraliga team
Former teams
HC Litvínov
St. John's Maple Leafs
HC Zlín
NHL Draft 228th overall, 1998
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 1998–present

Michal Trávníček (born March 14, 1980) is a Czech professional ice hockey player.[1] He was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 8th round (228th overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.[2]

Travnicek has played with HC Litvínov in the Czech Extraliga since the 1998–99 Czech Extraliga season. He has also played few regular seasons games for HC Zlín in the 2005–06 season. In 2000, two years after his NHL draft year, he went to play for Toronto's AHL affiliate St. John's Maple Leafs. He played there during two seasons, the whole 2000–01 AHL season and part of the 2001–02 season during which he returned to the Czech Extraliga and HC Litvínov.[2]

Travnicek has played for the Czech Republic men's national ice hockey team in the Euro Hockey Tour.[2] He has also played for the Czech Republic men's national junior ice hockey team. In November 1999, in a game against Sweden in Helsinki, Travnicek attacked the Swedish Mattias Weinhandl, whose left eye was injured after being struck with the blade of Travnicek's stick. After the incident, Travnicek was suspended from international hockey for three years by the International Ice Hockey Federation. The Swede was permanently injured in the eye and only has 10% vision, despite Michals doing he managed to play several games in the NHL. Less than a year before, in the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships, he was suspended for two games after spitting on a linesman.[3][4]

Playing career[edit]

  • 1998/1999 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 1999/2000 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2000/2001 St. John's Maple Leafs (AHL)
  • 2001/2002 St. John's Maple Leafs (AHL), 2001/2002 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2002/2003 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2003/2004 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2004/2005 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2005/2006 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov, PSG Zlín
  • 2006/2007 HC Chemopetrol Litvínov
  • 2007/2008 HC Litvínov, HC Havířov
  • 2008/2009 HC Litvínov
  • 2009/2010 HC Benzina Litvínov
  • 2010/2011 HC Benzina Litvínov
  • 2011/2012 HC Verva Litvínov
  • 2012/2013 HC Verva Litvínov
  • 2013/2014 HC Verva Litvínov


  1. ^ Michal Trávníček "Michal Trávníček si čtyřikrát nezahraje" 20.2.2012
  2. ^ a b c Michal Travnicek career statistics at EliteProspects.com
  3. ^ "Mattias Weinhandl". NBC Olympics. NBC Universal. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 
  4. ^ Kennedy, Kostya (6 December 1999). "Violence Abroad. The Ugly European". SI Vault. Time Inc., A Time Warner Company. Retrieved 19 June 2011. 

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