Milan Nový

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Milan Nový
Born (1951-09-23) September 23, 1951 (age 65)
Kladno, TCH
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for HC Kladno
HC Jihlava
Washington Capitals
Zurcher SC
Wiener EV
National team  Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1982
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1975–1989
Milan Nový
Medal record
Representing Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1976 Innsbruck Ice hockey
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1976 Poland Ice hockey
Gold medal – first place 1977 Austria Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1975 West Germany Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1978 Czechoslovakia Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1979 Soviet Union Ice hockey
Silver medal – second place 1982 Finland Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Sweden Ice hockey
Canada Cup
Silver medal – second place 1976 Canada Cup Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 1981 Canada Cup Ice hockey

Milan Nový (born September 23, 1951 in Kladno, Czechoslovakia) is a retired Czech ice hockey center. He played 16 seasons in the Czechoslovak Elite League, winning six league championships between 1974 and 1980.

Nový played for Kladno in the Czechoslovak junior league from 1963 to 1968. He played in the elite league with Kladno from 1968 to 1972, Jihlava from 1972 to 1974, and Kladno again from 1974 to 1982 and 1987 to 1989. He was named the top player in the league three times, and was first in scoring six times. His 90 points (59 goals and 31 assists) in 44 games in 1976–77 is the league record. Nový scored 474 goals in 633 league games, as well as 120 goals in 211 games with the national team. [1] He holds the Czech "iron man" record, playing eight seasons without missing a game. [2]

Nový won a silver medal on the 1976 Czechoslovak Olympic team and played in the 1980 Olympics, leading all scorers with 15 points. He appeared in seven consecutive IIHF World Championships from 1975 to 1982, and was named to the all-star team in 1976. [3] He led all players in Moscow's Izvestia Cup with 14 goals in 1974. [4]

Nový was named to the 1976 Canada Cup all-star team, tied for the most goals, and was the top scorer and MVP on his team. He scored the only goal in a 1–0 Czechoslovak victory over Canada, in a game Bobby Orr said was the best he ever played in. [5] He also played in the 1981 Canada Cup.

He played with the Washington Capitals in 1982–83. Though he began with a goal and two assists in his first game and points in his first four games, he had difficulty adjusting to North American culture and the physical play of the North American game [6], finishing the season with 48 points in 73 games. He played with Zurcher SC in Switzerland from 1983 to 1985 and with EV Wien in Austria in 1985–86. [7] Nový returned to Kladno in 1986, to help his old team get out of the second division, back into the elite league. They succeeded, and he played in the elite league for two more years before retiring in 1989. [8]

Nový was inducted into the IIHF Hall of Fame in 2011. [9]

Czechoslovak Elite League awards[edit]

  • Golden Hockey Stick (Top player): 1977, 1981, 1982
  • Scoring title: 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1982
  • Top goal scorer: 1973, 1975, 1976, 1977
  • On championship team: 1974 (Jihlava); 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980 (Kladno)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1971–72 SONP Kladno Czech 36 19 14 33
1972–73 HC Dukla Jihlava Czech 40 39 17 56 18
1973–74 HC Dukla Jihlava Czech 44 34 23 57 18
1974–75 SONP Kladno Czech 40 46 22 68 38
1975–76 SONP Kladno Czech 32 32 25 57 14
1976–77 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 44 59 31 90
1977–78 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 44 40 35 75 64
1978–79 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 22 24 15 39 4 22 9 8 17
1979–80 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 44 36 30 66 20
1980–81 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 16 19 42 61 12 28 13 6 19
1981–82 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 44 29 38 67 40
1982–83 Washington Capitals NHL 73 18 30 48 16 2 0 0 0 0
1983–84 Team Czechoslovakia Nat-Tm 35 19 8 27 25
1983–84 ZSC Lions NDA 38 31 23 54
1984–85 ZSC Lions NDB 40 40 44 84
1985–86 Wiener EV AUS 40 31 50 81 16
1986–87 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech-2
1987–88 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 47 24 39 53 10
1988–89 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 40 15 29 34 2
Czech totals 493 416 340 756 240 50 22 14 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1975 Czechoslovakia WC 10 4 4 8 4
1976 Czechoslovakia OLY 5 5 0 5 0
1976 Czechoslovakia WC 10 9 6 15 4
1976 Czechoslovakia CC 7 5 3 8 2
1977 Czechoslovakia WC 10 7 9 16 2
1978 Czechoslovakia WC 9 4 1 5 2
1979 Czechoslovakia WC 5 0 2 2 4
1980 Czechoslovakia OLY 6 7 8 15 0
1981 Czechoslovakia WC 8 6 2 8 2
1981 Czechoslovakia CC 6 1 2 3 7
1982 Czechoslovakia WC 10 3 1 4 6
Senior totals 86 51 38 89 33

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
Peter Šťastný
Golden Hockey Stick
1981, 1982
Succeeded by
Vincent Lukac
Preceded by
Vladimír Martinec
Golden Hockey Stick
1977
Succeeded by
Ivan Hlinka