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Bohuslav Stastny, LW

Position: Left Wing
HT/WT: 5'9", 178 lbs
Handedness: Left

- 73 goals in 188 International games with Czechoslovakia
- 241 goals in 504 games played with Tesla Pardubice (Extraliga)
- two-time Gold Medallist at World Championships (1972, 1976)
- Silver Medallist at 1976 Olympics.
- Bronze Medallist at 1972 Olympics.
- Silver Medallist at 1976 Canada Cup.

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Bohuslav Stastny, no relation to the famous Stastny brothers Peter, Anton and Marian who fled Czechoslovakia for the Quebec Nordiques, was a top forward in Czechoslovakian hockey in the 1970s.

A two way industrious forward who formed a special chemistry with the great scorer Vladimir Martinec, Stastny was part of the CSSR teams that won gold at the 1972 and 1976 world championships, silver at the 1976 Olympics, bronze at the 1972 Olympics, and finished second in the inaugural Canada Cup in 1976. Stastny also added three world championship silver medals.

Born near the foothills of the Iron Mountains in Chotebor, Stastny played in 188 international contests with the national team, scoring 73 goals.

He also played in 15 seasons with Tesla Pardubice, from 1967 through 1981. In that time he scored 241 times in 504 games.

In the early 1980s he was granted permission to pursue a hockey career in the West. Both he and Martinec ended up playing 4 seasons with Kaufbeuren ESV in Germany. Both retired in 1985.
The Hockey News Century of Hockey: A Season-Byseason Celebration

Bohuslav Stastny "He was a playmaker par excellence and a very, very fierce competitor who would dig the pucks out of the corner. He was outspoken, a leader, and a player who would do anything to win.
Chidlovski: The Summit in 1972

Excellent 2-way forward, played very well defensively and positionally.

The offensive trio consisting of Bohuslav Šťastný, Jiří Novák and Vladimír Martinec became the stars of Extra League
Kings of the ice: a history of world hockey

... But the thing was that the Canadians couldn't pass to each other as well as our team's Vladimir Martinec or Bohuslav Stastny could, for instance. They were shooting from all directions
In Pardubice, the right wing, together with Jiri Novak and Bohuslav Stastny, created one of the most dangerous formations of the time. As early as 1966 they won the junior title together.

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