ATD 2013 BIO Thread (quotes, stats, pics, sources, everything)
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02-16-2013, 09:04 AM
Bring them back
Join Date: Jun 2007
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With Pick 144 of the 2013 ATD the Baltimore Blades select Defenseman Jan Suchy:
DOB: October 10 1944
Hometown: Havlicuv Brod, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
Height: 5' 8"
IIHF Directorate Award Best Defenceman 1969, 1971
All-Star Team WC 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Czechoslovak Player of the Year 68/69, 69/70
Member of the Czech and IIHF Hall of Fame
20 Goals 23 Assists for 43 points in 58 Career World Championship Games
385 Points in 561 League Games
Never before had anyone in Europe seen a defenseman as complete as Suchy. He could do it all. He was a great skater who could set the pace of a game in the same fashion as a Bobby Orr. Suchy was virtually a fourth forward on the ice with his fine technique, vision and skating. He not only excelled offensively but did it defensively as well. Suchy was also a master shotblocker who never hesitated to throw his body in front of a shot.
Really glad to have gotten Jan Suchy. Anyone who draws comparisons to Bobby Orr has to be good.
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