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11-29-2012, 07:25 PM
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Igor Liba !!!

International Awards and Achievements:
Olympic Silver Medalist (1984)
Olympic Bronze Medalist (1992)

World Championship Gold Medalist (1985)
World Championship Silver Medalist (1982, 1983)
World Championship Bronze Medalist (1987, 1992)

Domestic Awards and Achievements:
Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame (2005)

5 x Czechoslovak League Championship (1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988)
Slovak League Champion (1999)

Golden Hockey Stick Winner (1984)
Golden Hockey Stick Runner-up (1985, 1986, 1988)
Also 4th & 6th in Golden Hockey Stick voting (1983, 1982)

Czech League Best Forward (1988)
Czech League First Team All-Star (1988)
Slovak League First Team All-Star (1999)

Intermational Scoring Accomplishments:
20 Points in 19 Olympic Games
9 Points in 11 Canada Cup Games
36 Points 58 other International Games

World Championship Points – 7th(1983)
World Championship Assists – 3rd(1983), 10th(1985)

1984 Canada Cup – 10th in PPG
1984 Olympics – 8th in Goals
1988 Olympics – 7th in Points, 10th in Goals, 9th in Assists

Domestic Scoring Accomplishments:
25 Points in 37 NHL Regular Season Games
436 Points in 422 Czech League Games
383 Points in 301 other European League Games

30 Points in 25 Czech Play-off Games
33 Points in 34 other European Play-off Games

Czech League Points – 3rd(1982), 3rd(1986), 3rd(1988), 4th(1985), 14th(1983)
Czech League Goals – 1st(1982), 5th(1983), 6th(1986), 7th(1985)
Czech League Assists – 1st(1986), 2nd(1988), 4th(1985)

Slovak League Points – 11th(1997)
Slovak League Goals – 9th(1997)
Slovak Assists – 5th(1998)

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
Left-winger Igor Liba played with the New York Rangers and LA Kings in 1988-89. He was best known as a top domestic and international player in Czechoslovakia and also played in several other European leagues later in his career.

Born in Kosice, Czechoslovakia, Liba played mostly with the local VSZ club but also skated briefly for Dukla Jihlava. He won two Czechoslovakian titles with each club, was named the Czechoslovakian player of the year in 1984 and placed on the country's first all-star team in 1988.

On the international stage, Liba helped Czechoslovakia win the silver medal at the 1979 World Junior Championships and participated in the tournament the next year when the team finished out of the medals. He also represented his country at five World Championships beginning in 1982, including the gold medal triumph in 1985. Liba participated at the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympics as well as the Canada Cup in 1984 and 1987.

The talented forward was originally drafted 94th overall by the Calgary Flames in 1983. His rights were traded to the Minnesota North Stars five years later but, a few months after that, he was sent to the New York Rangers in a deal that involved former first overall pick Brian Lawton. Liba registered seven points in ten games for the Blueshirts before he was traded to the Kings for defenceman Dean Kennedy. He notched 18 points for his new club and played two playoff games before deciding the NHL wasn't for him.

Following his NHL experiment, Liba returned to Kosice but later played in Switzerland, Italy, Finland, Austria and Slovakia before retiring in 1998. His last season came with EV Zeltweg of the Austrian second division.
Originally Posted by Czech Hockey Hall of Fame
Often considered najvšestrannejšieho Czech and Slovak hockey player 80th years - excellent skater, both physically and technically well-equipped and well-balanced offensive and defensive activities.

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