August 2, 1942|
|Died||July 25, 1995
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||HC Slovan Bratislava
|Olympic medal record|
|Men’s Ice hockey|
|1964 Innsbruck||Ice hockey|
|1968 Grenoble||Ice hockey|
|1972 Sapporo||Ice hockey|
Dzurilla, a refrigerator repairman by profession, was goalie for the Czechoslovak national team for over 16 years, winning three gold, three silver and four bronze medals at world championships as well as one silver and two bronze Olympic medals. However, in most of these tournaments Dzurilla and Jiri Holecek were battling to be Czechoslovakia's top goaltender and each were given their share of games.
He suffered a fatal heart attack at his home in Düsseldorf, Germany on July 25, 1995, only days before his 53rd birthday.