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Vaclav Nedomansky

Born:March 14, 1944Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Hodonin, Bohemia and MoraviaPosition:Center
Known For:First Czech Player to Defect to Play in NHLShoots:Left
National Team:CzechoslovakiaCurrent Team:

Václav Nedomanský (born 14 March 1944) is a Czech former ice hockey forward. Nedomanský is best known as the first Czech hockey player to defect to North America to play. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019. He is also a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation Hall of Fame (1997), Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame (2002), Czech Ice Hockey Hall of Fame (2008) and was named into the IIHF All-Time Czech Team (2020).

Vaclav Nedomansky
Vaclav Nedomansky

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  • IIHF World Championships Gold Medal (1972)
  • IIHF World Championships Silver Medal (1965, 1966, 1971, 1974)
  • IIHF World Championships Bronze Medal (1969, 1970, 1973)
  • Olympic Silver Medal (1968)
  • Olympic Bronze Medal (1972)
  • IIHF Hall of Fame (1997)
  • Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame (2002)
  • Czech Hockey Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Hockey Hall of Fame (2019)
  • IIHF All-Time Czech Team (2020)