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Frantisek Kucera

Born: 1968 AD
Currently alive, at 53 years of age.
Nationality: Czech
Categories: Hockey Player

1968 – Born February 3 in Prague, Czechoslovakia.


         – Retired professional ice hockey defenseman.


1985-1991 – Played with Sparta Praha and Dukla Jihlava.


         – He competed at the 1986 European Junior Championships and was selected to the tournament all-star team.


       – Chosen 77th overall in 1986 by the Chicago Black Hawks.


       – Helped Czechoslovakia win the silver medal at the 1987 World Junior Championships and finished fourth with the team in 1988.


       –Played for his country at the 1989 World Championships and the 1991 Canada Cup.


1990-1991 – He played 40 games for Chicago.


1993-1994 – Became a regular until he was traded to the Hartford Whalers.


         – Played for Czech Republic World Championships but the team finished at sixth place.


1995 – He joined the Vancouver Canucks in December but spent more time with the team’s AHL affiliate in Syracuse.


1997-1998 – Played for Philadelphia Flyers in March.


       – Spent the rest of the season in the minors. He went home to play for Sparta Praha     domestically and in the European Hockey League.


       – He also played six games for the Czech Republic when they won the gold medal at the 1998 Nagano Olympics.