Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Ladislav Karabin
A fine playmaker from the left-wing position, Ladislav Karabin sampled the NHL for nine games with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1993-94. He was a fine player in the domestic league of Czechoslovakia and, later, in the Slovakian league. Karabin also toiled in the minor leagues and played internationally during his decade-long career.

Born in Spisska Nova Ves, Czechoslovakia, Karabin played with the Slovan Bratislava club in the Czech league from 1989 to 1993. In 1990 he helped the Czechoslovaks win the bronze medal at the World Junior Championships. Later that year he was chosen 173rd overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

During his nine-game stint in the NHL Karabin failed to impress and was sent to Cleveland of the AHL where he remained until the end of the next season. After splitting the 1995-96 season between the AHL's Rochester Americans and the Los Angeles Ice Dogs of the IHL, Karabin returned to Europe. He joined his old Slovan Bratislava club which now played in the Slovakian league and took part in the European Hockey League in 1997-98 before retiring.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Slovan Bratislava Czech
1987-88 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 6 1 4 5 12
1988-89 Slovan Bratislava Czech 31 7 2 9 10
1989-90 Slovan Bratislava Czech-2
1989-90 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 6 2 1 3 6
1990-91 Slovan Bratislava Czech 49 21 7 28 57
1991-92 Slovan Bratislava Czech 27 4 8 12 10
1992-93 Slovan Bratislava Czech 39 21 23 44
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 9 0 0 0 2 0
1993-94 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 58 13 26 39 48
1994-95 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 47 15 25 40 26 4 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 21 3 5 8 18
1995-96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 32 6 8 14 58
1996-97 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 33 4 10 14
1996-97 HC Sparta Praha EuroHL 5 1 2 3 6 2 0 0 0 0
1997-98 HK Spartak Dubnica nad Vahom Slovak-2 9 7 6 13 0
1997-98 HC Slovan Harvard Bratislava Slovakia 6 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 4
1997-98 HC Slovan Bratislava EuroHL 2 0 0 0 0
1998-99 HK VTJ Spisska Nova Ves Slovakia 47 25 28 53 70 1 0 0 0 50
1999-00 Revier Lowen Oberhausen Germany 55 14 13 27 28
2000-01 Revier Lowen Oberhausen Germany 48 11 20 31 82 3 2 1 3 2
2001-02 Revier Lowen Oberhausen Germany 58 12 36 48 100
2002-03 Schwenninger Wild Wings Germany 17 1 5 6 28
NHL Totals 9 0 0 0 2


Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 20, 1995.
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