Igor Liba

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Igor Liba
Born (1960-11-04) November 4, 1960 (age 60)
Prešov, Czechoslovakia
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Right
Played for ZPA Prešov
HC Košice
HC Dukla Jihlava
New York Rangers
Los Angeles Kings
EHC Biel
HC Cavalese
EV Zeltweg
HK Spišská Nová Ves
NHL Draft 91st overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 19772000

Igor Liba (born November 4, 1960 in Prešov, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak former professional ice hockey player, who played on the 1992 Bronze Medal-winning Olympic Hockey team for Czechoslovakia, and lives in Košice, Slovakia.

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Igor Liba was inducted into the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005.

Career

Igor Liba played for ZPA Prešov (1970–1978), HC Košice (1978–1982, 1984–1988, 1991–1992, 1997–1998 and 1998–1999) and HC Dukla Jihlava (1982–1984) in Czechoslovakia, after 1993 in Slovakia mostly for HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves.

In 1983 he was drafted by the Calgary Flames. Played with the New York Rangers (10 games, 2 goals + 5 assists) and Los Angeles Kings (37 games, 7 goals + 18 assists) in the season of 1988–1989. In the Los Angeles Kings he was playing with Wayne Gretzky in one formation.

He also played for EHC Biel - Switzerland, it:Hockey Club Fiemme - Italy, TuTo Turku - Finland, HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves - Slovakia, HK VTJ Trebišov - Slovakia, HC Zeltweg - Austria and HK Dragon Prešov - Slovakia.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

   Regular season   Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
1977–78 ZPA Prešov TCH.3
1978–79ZPA PrešovTCH.3
1979–80 TJ VSŽ Košice TCH 4216102616
1980–81 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4317244120
1981–82 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4435185323
1982–83 ASD Dukla Jihlava TCH4327184524
1983–84 ASD Dukla JihlavaTCH4114183216
1984–85 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4428265422
1985–86 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4832356732
1986–87 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH3817203738
1987–88 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4221375886
1988–89 New York Rangers NHL 1025715
1988–89 Los Angeles Kings NHL27513182120002
1989–90 TJ VSŽ KošiceTCH4417203737
1990–91 HC VSZ KošiceTCH20110
1990–91 EHC Biel NDA 2751318220002
1991–92 HC VSZ KošiceTCH167815
1991–92 HC Cavalese ITA 18113445242796
1992–93 TUTO Hockey FIN.2 4422345611142244
1993–94 EV Zeltweg AUT.2
1994–95 EV Zeltweg AUT 262719464443470
1995–96 EV ZeltwegAUT3315193434
1996–97 HK VTJ Spišská Nová Ves SVK 32191736
1997–98 HK VTJ Spišská Nová VesSVK41452
1997–98HC KošiceSVK32102434361034724
1998–99 HC VSZ KošiceSVK41132134121124612
1999–2000EV ZeltwegAUT.23024366018
TCH totals447231235466325
SVK totals10943661095021581336

International

Medal record
Representing Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechoslovakia
Men's ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1979 Sweden
World Championships
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 1985 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1982 Finland
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1983 West Germany
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1987 Austria
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1992 Czechoslovakia
Olympic Games
Silver medal icon (S initial).svg 1984 Sarajevo
Bronze medal icon (B initial).svg 1992 Albertville
YearTeamEvent GPGAPtsPIM
1979 Czechoslovakia WJC 50002
1980 CzechoslovakiaWJC54154
1982 Czechoslovakia WC 103256
1983 CzechoslovakiaWC1028100
1984 Czechoslovakia OLY 74376
1984 Czechoslovakia CC 52356
1985 CzechoslovakiaWC1025716
1986 CzechoslovakiaWC1024618
1987 CzechoslovakiaWC1023512
1987 CzechoslovakiaCC60446
1988 CzechoslovakiaOLY846108
1992 CzechoslovakiaOLY41234
1992 CzechoslovakiaWC821310
Junior totals104156
Senior totals8824416592
Awards
Preceded by
Vincent Lukac
Golden Hockey Stick
1984
Succeeded by
Jiri Kralik

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