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10-02-2011, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by slovakiasnextone View Post
Team: Dukla Trenčín

SVK Extraliga 3GP 0G 0A 0PTS 4PIM 3SOG
SVK U20 24GP 17G 19A 36PTS +20 57PIM 109SOG
SVK U18 9GP 13G 4A 17PTS +11 2PIM 41SOG

SVK U18 36GP 13G 12A 25PTS +21 77PIM 89SOG
SVK U16 16GP 18G 18A 36PTS +34 36PIM 106SOG

He already has his thread over at the Central European forum, but I thought I might throw his name out here as well. The Daňo surname is a pretty well known hockey surname in Czech-o-Slovakia () as Jozef Daňo was a pretty good player in the Czechoslovak and later in both the Slovak and Czech leagues, even representing Slovakia internationally at a number of WC´s and the Lilehammer and Nagano Olympics. Today it seems that his son Marko is not only following in his father´s footsteps, but might actually turn out much better than his dad. Marko has made great progress over the last year- in 2009/2010 he was a good player in U18 league, but still logged time in the U16 league and now a year later he is one of the top players on Dukla Trenčín´s U20 team and in his last 3 games in the U20 Extraliga he scored 8 points just prior to being called up to the men´s team and becoming the 3rd youngest player in the history of Slovak Extraliga with 16 years,1 month and 21 days. The only two players who were younger than him while making their Extraliga debut were Marián Gáborík (16y. and 27 days) and Andrej Meszároš (16y.,3m. and 1 day). And he looked pretty comfortable in his first three games and it seems at least for now he should stick with the men´s team.

He also represents Slovakia internationall of course, he started the season with the U17 national team, but he wasn´t playing at the U17 WHC as at that time he was at a 5 nations U18 tournament in Switzerland, where we lead the Slovak team in scoring and baring an injury he should be one of the U18 team leaders at the U18 WHC in Germany in April.

Hopefully he pans out, because as much of a rarity are really talented forwards in Slovakia lately, really talented centers have often been rarity even before these days- even in our strongest separate Slovakia years it was our weakest spot on the NT.

Drafted by the Prince George Cougars of the WHL.

He should definitely come over to Canada.

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