May 28, 1986 |
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||163 lb (74 kg; 11 st 9 lb)|
|NAHL team||Texas Tornado|
Thomas Tragust is a goaltender for Italy at the 2006 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships and the Texas Tornado of the NAHL. He participated at the 2010 IIHF World Championship as a member of the Italian National men's ice hockey team.
Before North America
Tragust began to play ice hockey in Latsch, Italy, until he was eleven years old. Afterwards, he played for Meran. In 2003, he debuted in the A1 series, the premier ice hockey league in Italy, where in his first game he recorded a 6-0 shutout. He led the team to two national champinoships. In 2005, he played for Italy at the IIHF World U-20 Hockey Championship in Division I. He was the backup to Jason Muzzatti at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy. At the Olympics, Tragust got his break in the final game, when they were risking demotion to Group B. Italy was down 3-0 to Slovenia, when head coach Mickey Goulet pulled veteran Muzzatti, in favour of Tragust, who ended up tying the game. After Tragust left Meran, the team dropped to the second division.
He returned to his Native Italy to play for HC Fassa.
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- IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press. p. 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1.
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- "Tornado goaltender Thomas Tragust will miss NAHL Showcase to attend Buffalo Sabres training camp". Texas Tornado. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-04.
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