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Dušan Pašek

Czechoslovak ice hockey player

Dušan Pašek (7 September 1960 – 15 March 1998) was a Czechoslovakian professional ice hockey centre. Pašek played one season in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played with the Minnesota North Stars. Pašek was drafted with the 81st overall pick by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft.

Dušan Pašek
Born (1960-09-07)7 September 1960
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Died 15 March 1998(1998-03-15) (aged 37)
Bratislava, Slovakia
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Played for Slovan Bratislava (CSEx)
Minnesota North Stars (NHL)
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1982
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1977–1993
Dušan Pašek
Medal record
Men's ice hockey
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sarajevo Team

He also played for Czechoslovakia at the 1984 Winter Olympics where they won a silver medal. When he retired, he became the president of the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation.

On 15 March 1998, Pašek committed suicide by gunshot in his office at Slovan Bratislava in the wake of Slovakia's disappointing performance at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. He left six suicide notes for his wife, his three children, the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation and Slovan Bratislava officials. He said that he was sorry for killing himself and asked that others try to understand his decision.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1982 NHL Draft Pick - Dusan Pasek". Hockey Draft Central. Retrieved 2014-03-14.

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