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Radoslav Suchý : biography

April 7, 1976 -

Radoslav Suchý (born April 7, 1976) is a Slovak ice hockey defenceman currently with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental Hockey League. He formerly played in the National Hockey League with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets

Awards and achievements

  • 1996–97 QMJHL Second All-Star Team
  • 1996–97 Memorial Cup George Parsons Trophy

International play

Played for Slovakia in:

  • 2000 World Championships (Silver medal)
  • 2003 World Championships (Bronze medal)
  • 2004 World Cup
  • 2005 World Championships
  • 2006 Winter Olympics

International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2000 Slovakia WC 8 0 5 5 0
2003 Slovakia WC 9 0 3 3 4
2004 Slovakia WCH 3 0 0 0 0
2005 Slovakia WC 7 0 0 0 0
2006 Slovakia OG 6 1 1 2 0
Senior int'l totals 33 1 9 10 4

Playing career

Undrafted, Suchý played in the QMJHL with the Sherbrooke Faucons and the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Suchý was then signed by the Phoenix Coyotes on September 26, 1997, and made his professional debut in the 1997–98 season with the Las Vegas Thunder of the IHL and the Coyotes' affiliate, the Springfield Falcons of the AHL.

Suchý made his NHL debut with the Coyotes in the 1999–2000 season. He played four seasons for the Coyotes before he was traded by the Coyotes, along with a 6th round pick, to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a 4th round pick. Suchý spent the 2004–05 NHL lockout with HK Aquacity ŠKP Poprad in the Slovak Extraliga.

In the 2005–06 season, Suchý played his only season with the Blue Jackets before leaving at seasons end to sign with ZSC Lions of the NLA for the start of the 2006–07 season.

On 31 August 2011, Suchý signed a one-year deal with Avangard Omsk of the KHL.

Radoslav also played with the Slovak national ice hockey team in the 2000, 2003 and 2005 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. He won the silver medal in the 2000 championship and the bronze medal in the 2003 championship.

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 HK ŠKP Poprad SVK 3 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 69 12 32 44 30 7 0 3 3 2
1995–96 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 68 15 53 68 68 7 0 3 3 2
1996–97 Sherbrooke Faucons QMJHL 32 6 34 40 14
1996–97 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 28 5 24 29 24 19 6 15 21 12
1997–98 Las Vegas Thunder IHL 26 1 4 5 10
1997–98 Springfield Falcons AHL 41 6 15 21 16 4 0 1 1 2
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 69 4 32 36 10 3 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Springfield Falcons AHL 2 0 1 1 0
1999–00 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 60 0 6 6 16 5 0 1 1 0
2000–01 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 72 0 10 10 22
2001–02 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 81 5 12 17 10 5 1 0 1 0
2002–03 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 77 1 8 9 18
2003–04 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 7 14 21 8
2004–05 HK ŠKP Poprad SVK 34 5 10 15 24 5 0 0 0 2
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 79 1 7 8 30
2006–07 ZSC Lions NLA 44 4 10 14 38 7 0 0 0 12
2007–08 ZSC Lions NLA 50 5 20 25 52 17 0 2 2 26
NHL totals 451 14 57 71 104 10 1 1 2 0
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