Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Miloslav Horava
Defenceman Miloslav Horova spent a little over two years with the New York Rangers in the 80s and 90s. He was a fine playmaker and solid positional rearguard who earned many accolades as a top domestic and international player in his native Czechoslovakia.

Born in Kladno, Czechoslovakia, Horova played several years with the local Poldi club and helped them win a league title in 1979. He also represented his country at the World Junior Championships in 1980 and 1981 and helped his country win the gold medal at the 1985 World Championships as well as a silver and two bronze medals in other years. The gifted youngster was also named the top defenceman at the 1981 World junior tourney Horova's savvy was also a key component on the national team at the Canada Cup in 1981, 1984 and 1987 as well as the Sarajevo, Calgary, Albertville and Lillehammer Olympics.

The talented defender was originally picked 176th overall by the Edmonton Oilers in 1981 but was acquired by New York in a multi-player trade in 1987. Horova joined the Rangers late in the 1988-89 season then played parts of the next two years on Manhattan. He showed glimpses of his talent but battled injuries and consistency. He returned to Europe in 1991-92 as a member of Sweden's MoDo club and remained there for three years while also playing internationally for Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic. In 1994-95, Horova returned home to compete for Slavia Prague then Karlovy Vary.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-1977 PZ Kladno Jr. Czech-Jr.
1977-78 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech
1978-79 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 22 1 5 6 2
1978-79 Czechoslovakia EJC-A 5 2 0 2 0
1979-80 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 44 19 15 34 10
1979-80 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 5 0 1 1 2
1980-81 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 40 13 16 29 22
1980-81 Czechoslovakia WJC-A 5 2 3 5 6
1980-81 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 8 0 6 6 8
1981-82 Czechoslovakia Can-Cup 6 2 0 2 2
1981-82 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 42 10 12 22 18
1981-82 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 10 0 1 1 2
1982-83 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 40 12 16 28 26
1983-84 Dukla Trencin Czech 44 2 15 17 8
1983-84 Czechoslovakia Olympics 7 0 4 4 2
1984-85 Czechoslovakia Can-Cup 4 0 1 1 5
1984-85 Dukla Trencin Czech 42 20 22 42 22
1984-85 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 9 3 2 5 4
1985-86 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 38 17 26 43 14
1986-87 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech-2 29 7 11 18 10
1986-87 Czechoslovakia WEC-A 10 1 4 5 4
1987-88 Czechoslovakia Can-Cup 6 1 2 3 4
1987-88 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 29 10 18 28 18
1987-88 Czechoslovakia Olympics 8 1 2 3 14
1988-89 Poldi SONP Kladno Czech 35 10 16 26 24
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 6 0 1 1 0 -2
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 45 4 10 14 26 +10 2 0 1 1 0
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 29 1 6 7 12 +2
1991-92 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 40 3 21 24 60
1991-92 Czechoslovakia Olympics 6 1 0 1 0
1992-93 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 38 8 27 35 52
1992-93 Czechoslovakia WC-A 8 0 3 3 0
1993-94 MoDo HK Ornskoldsvik Sweden 29 5 14 19 38
1993-94 Czech Republic Olympics 7 0 0 0 8
1994-95 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 38 7 17 24
1995-96 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 37 7 31 38 7 0 7 7
1996-97 HC Slavia Praha CzRep 43 3 23 26 62 3 0 1 1 0
1997-98 HC Becherovka Karlovy Vary CzRep 26 4 6 10 8
1998-99 HKm Zvolen Slovakia 19 1 2 3 14
1998-99 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov CzRep 28 3 12 15 24
1999-00 HC Chemopetrol Litvinov CzRep 44 3 16 19 30
NHL Totals 80 5 17 22 38 2 0 1 1 0


WJC-A All-Star Team (1981)
Named Best Defenseman at WJC-A (1981)
Traded to NY Rangers by Edmonton with Don Jackson, Mike Golden and future considerations (Stu Kulak, March 10, 1987) for Reijo Ruotsalainen, Ville Kentala, Clark Donatelli and Jim Wiemer, October 23, 1986. Traded to Quebec by NY Rangers for Stephane Guerard, May 25, 1991.
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