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Vladimir Zabrodsky

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    2-time World Championship Gold Medal 2
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    1-time World Championship Bronze Medal 1
    11-time Czechoslovak Extraliga Champion 11

One of the greatest czechoslovak ice-hockey players of the 1940's and 1950's. Captain of golden Czechoslovak teams from World championship in 1947 and 1949. Known for his ability of leading the puck single-handedly. With the famous Czechoslovak club LTC Praha (Lawn Tennis Cercle Praha) he was teaching Russians how to play ice-hockey (1948). Along with Vaclav Rozinak and Stanislav Konopasek formed the elite formation of LTC Praha and Czechoslovak national team.

Soon before the departure to London for the World championship in 1950, Zabrodsky and his 12 teammates from national hockey team were arrested by communists. In mendacious political trial they were accused of treason against communism (they thought they want to emigrate), physically tortured and then sentenced from 8 months to 15 years of inprisonment. For example the goalie Bohumil Modry was sentenced to 15 years of labour in uranium mine (meant death penalty, he died on after-effects several years later). Others were Augustin Bubnik (14 years), Stanislav Konopasek (12 years), Vaclav Rozinak (10 years), Vladimir Kobranov (10 years), etc. Vladimir Zabrodsky was the only one from team, who was not sentenced. Instead of it he was only banned from national hockey team. This led to suspicion, that it was him, who informed against his teammates, that they want to emigrate from communistic terror in Czechoslovakia. In 1965 he managed to emigrate to Sweden, where he coached Swedish teams Leksand, Rögle and Djurgården. He is still living in Sweden. (Jan Jech)

Brothers: Oldrich Zabrodsky
Son: Jan Zabrodsky

Team Staff profile of Vladimir Zabrodsky also available

Player Statistics
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1952-53 HC Sparta Praha Czech Player-Coach
1953-54 HC Sparta Praha Czech Player-Coach
1965-66 Leksands IF Division 1 Head Coach
1966-67 Leksands IF Division 1 Head Coach
1967-68 Rögle BK Division 1 Head Coach
1968-69 Rögle BK Division 1 Head Coach
1969-70 Rögle BK Division 2 Head Coach
1970-71 Djurgårdens IF Division 1 Head Coach
Player Career Totals
League GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
Czech 168 308 0 228 1.36 0 0 |
Czech2 0 0 0 0 - 0 |
International 94 158 0 0 0.00 0 0 |
OG 15 24 2 26 1.73 0 0 |
WC 29 56 5 61 2.10 2 0 |
Player Biography and Trivia

Cult/Star player for Czech Republic

Cult/Star player for HC Sparta Praha

Cult/Star player for LTC Praha

International goal statistics:
158 goals in 93 matches

Czechoslovak league goal statistics:
306 goals in 230 matches

Represented Czechoslovakia in Davis cup (tennis)

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