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Pavol Demitra

Born:November 29, 1974Draft:1993 Senators 227th Overall
Hometown:Dubnica nad Vahom, CzechoslovakiaPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Czechoslovakia and SlovakiaCurrent Team:N/A

Pavol Demitra (November 29, 1974 – September 7, 2011) was a Slovak professional ice hockey player. He played nineteen seasons of professional hockey, for teams in the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League (CSL), National Hockey League (NHL), Slovak Extraliga (SVK), and Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). A skilled offensive player, Demitra was a top-line forward throughout his career.

Pavol Demitra St. Luois Blues
Pavol Demitra, St. Louis Blues (THW Archives)

Pavol Demitra Statistics

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  • IIHF U20 World Juniors Bronze Medal (1993)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (2003)
  • Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (2000)
  • NHL All-Star Game (1999, 2000, 2002)
  • No. 38 Jersey Retired by Team Slovakia (2011)
  • No. 38 Jersey Retired by HC Dukla Trencin (2011)