Miroslav Blaťák

Sport: Hockey
Nationality: Czech Republic Czech Republic
Birth date: 1982-05-25 (32 years)

Miroslav Blaťák, born on May 25, 1982, Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia, is a professional ice hockey player. Known as a strong skater with a very strong slapshot, he plays defense for his current team, the Salava Yulaev Ufa in the Kontinental Hockey League. He started this career by playing for his hometown team in HC Hame Zlin and spent a few games playing with Dukla Jihlava. The Czech player was also drafted 129th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft but he did not sign a contract, choosing instead to remain with Zlin until 2006. Shortly afterwards, he moved to Sweden and signed for Mora IK. He signed for Salavat Yulaev Ufa in 2007.

International games he played in include the 2006 World championships where the team won the silver medal, the 2009 World Championships and the 2010 World Championships where the team won the gold medal. He also played with the Czech Republic Olympic Hockey team in 2010. He was awarded the U20 WJC Most Assists, Most Goals, and Most Points in the U20 in the 2001-2002 season.

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