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02-16-2013, 09:04 AM
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With Pick 144 of the 2013 ATD the Baltimore Blades select Defenseman Jan Suchy:



Biographical Info:

DOB: October 10 1944
Hometown: Havlicuv Brod, Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 169lbs

Career Stats:


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

Joe Pelletier:

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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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