Straka named president of HC Plzeň
Saturday June 06th 2009, 9:00 am
Photo: HC Plzeň

Photo: HC Plzeň

According to Sovietski Sport, citing media reports from the Czech Republic, former Ranger Martin Straka has been named President of his hometown club, HC Plzeň.  The announcement on Friday accompanied news that the 36-year old Olympic gold medalist would make financial guarantees to the club, which lost it’s main sponsor, in the amount of $7m Koruny (approximately US$362,000).  In return Straka was granted the title of President and given full control over the team.

Last season Straka held the dual roles of general manager and captain, and was named the league’s best player at the conclusion of the campaign.

In April, the versitile forward turned down an offer from Avangard Omsk which would have reunited him with friend and former linemate Jaromir Jagr in the KHL, choosing instead to sign another one year deal with Plzeň.

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4 Comments so far
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    Aww, good for him. I miss having him here.

    Comment by K24 06.06.09 @ 5:18 pm

    Good for Martin. He was one of my favorite players. I miss him and Jaromir.

    Comment by Spooky 06.08.09 @ 11:14 am

    Will he continue to play?

    Comment by Zach 06.14.09 @ 7:34 pm

    As far as I know, yes. He’d already signed a contract to play next year before this went down and the article didn’t suggest he wouldn’t.

    Comment by laurie 06.15.09 @ 9:22 am



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