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Satan calls it a career

Satan calls it a career

Slovak star hangs up skates in Minsk

Published 21.05.2014 03:13 GMT+3 | Author Martin Merk
Satan calls it a career
Miroslav Satan ends his career with the 2014 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. Photo: Richard Wolowicz / HHOF-IIHF Images
39-year-old Slovak forward Miroslav Satan played the last game of his career in Minsk as he confirmed after the win against Denmark.

“I already decided during the season that I will quit. I hardly realize it right now but I think it’s the right decision,” the team captain said and confirmed his retirement several times while taking interviews after Slovakia’s 4-3 victory against Denmark that earned them ninth place in the tournament. For now he wants to dedicate more time to his family.

The native of Topolcany played 22 years in professional hockey and represented Slovakia in 14 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships starting with C-Pool play in 1994 following the country’s independence. He also appeared in four Olympic Winter Games for Slovakia.

An all-time scoring leader for Slovakia at World Championships with 37 goals and 38 assists, Satan was on all medal winning teams for his country with gold in 2002, silver in 2000 and 2012, and bronze in 2003.

He played 1,050 games in the National Hockey League from 1996 to 2010 and won one Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009 before moving to his native country and play for Slovan Bratislava in the Slovak Extraliga and since 2012 in the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League.


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