Vladimír Országh

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Vladimír Országh
Born (1977-05-24) May 24, 1977 (age 39)
Banská Bystrica, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 193 lb (88 kg; 13 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for NHL
New York Islanders
Nashville Predators
St. Louis Blues
AHL
Lowell Lock Monsters
SEL
Djurgårdens IF
Luleå HF
Slovak
HKm Zvolen
NHL Draft 106th overall, 1995
New York Islanders
Playing career 1996–2007

Vladimír Országh (born May 24, 1977) is a retired Slovak professional ice hockey player.

Playing career[edit]

Országh was drafted into the National Hockey League (NHL) in 1995 by the New York Islanders in the fifth round (106th overall) and he has been playing in the NHL since 1997. From 1997 through to 2000, Vladimír Országh was attempting to crack the New York Islanders line-up, as he had a stint of 34 games in the NHL over those three years, tallying a total of five points (3 goals and 2 assists). After becoming an unrestricted free agent after the 1999–2000 NHL season, Országh signed a contract with the Djurgårdens IF hockey team of the Swedish Elitserien, based in Stockholm. In Sweden, he had a breakthrough season, scoring 23 goals and marking 13 assists, for a combined total of 36 points. The scouts of the Nashville Predators of the NHL noticed Országh's solid performance and signed him as a free agent the following season. In his time with the Predators, he has tallied 105 points (47 goals and 58 assists) and he has also helped them earn their first play-off spot in the team's six-year history. Throughout his six years of NHL experience, Országh wore the number 33 jersey and has played both the left wing and the right wing positions. On December 30, 2005, Országh joined the St. Louis Blues after he was claimed off of waivers. Orszagh missed the entire 2006–2007 season due to a knee injury.

Career statistics[edit]

Vladimír Országh
Medal record
World Championships
Gold medal – first place 2002 Gotenborg Ice hockey
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Helsinki Ice hockey
Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 68 12 15 27 30 3 0 1 1 4
1997–98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 62 13 10 23 60 4 2 0 2 0
1997–98 New York Islanders NHL 11 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 68 18 23 41 57 3 2 2 4 2
1998–99 New York Islanders NHL 12 1 0 1 6
1999–00 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 55 8 12 20 22 7 3 3 6 2
1999–00 New York Islanders NHL 12 2 1 3 4
2000–01 Djurgårdens IF SEL 50 23 13 36 62 16 7 3 10 20
2001–02 Nashville Predators NHL 79 15 21 36 56
2002–03 Nashville Predators NHL 78 16 16 32 38
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 82 16 21 37 74 6 2 0 2 4
2004–05 HKm Zvolen SLO 37 16 14 30 50
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 16 4 5 9 14
2005–06 Luleå HF SEL 19 8 5 13 42
NHL totals 289 54 65 119 194 6 2 0 2 4

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