No. 20 (room number represents the number of his jersey)
hockey forward, Czech hockey legend, Olympic Champion, four-time World Champion, the Czech Hockey Hall of Famer, member of the League Scorers Club; honorary citizen of the city of Kladno.
A native of Slané; he began his hockey career in pupils of Kaučuk Kralupy nad Vltavou; as a youth, he joined Kladno, soon worked his way into the A-team; he played in Dukla Jihlava during his military service, then returned back to Kladno; a wing quickas a flash, great end player played 810 games, scoring 346 goals in the highest national league for Kladno, Jihlava, Vsetín and Vítkovice (started in 605 games having 261 goals for Kladno), he and the Kladno team ranked 3rd in the 1993/1994 season.
He became the Extraliga’s MVP in the 1994/1995 season; together with Pavel Patera and Otakar Vejvoda, Jr., he created the famous Kladno offensive ‘Blue Line’; he has the only league title with Vsetín; he joined also the AIK Stockholm, Avangard Omsk and Khimik Voskresensk; he played for two NHL teams – the Toronto Maple Leafs and Atlanta Thrashers, playing 32 matches, scoring 2 goals, having 5 assists, 7 points in total; he represented the country in 189 games, scoring 60 goals; he fought at 8 World Championships with the national team winning four titles and two bronze medals; memorable has become his winning goal 19 seconds to the end of the game after a pass by Pavel Patera in the final game against Canada at the 1996 World Championship in Vienna.
His only Olympics ended up in epochal success – in Nagano, Japan in 1998 with the Czech team won the famous gold; he was awarded the honorary citizenship of the city of Kladno for the success in Nagano in the same year..