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Jan Suchy

Jan Suchy was without any doubt the most outstanding international defenseman in the late 60s and early 70s. Suchy represented his country 160 times (five IIHF World Championships and the 1968 Olympics) and was the first in Europe to make shot blocking an art. Suchy will be also remembered for his spectacular offensive game that prompted many to call him the Bobby Orr of Europe. He scored 44 goals for the national team and was named Best Defenseman at the 1969 and 1971 IIHF World Championship. In domestic competition, Suchy starred for Dukla Jihlava from 1963  1979 where he played in 562 games scoring 162 goals while winning seven championships. Suchy spent his last five seasons in the Austrian and German leagues, before retiring in 1984.

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