Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lubos Bartecko
Lubos Bartecko was born July 14, 1976 in Kezmarok, Slovakia. A free agent signing by the St. Louis Blues in 1997, Barecko is a graduate of the QMJHL.

An offensively gifted player, Bartecko played two seasons in the QMJHL with stops in Chicoutimi and Drummondville before making his professional debut in 1997-98 with the Blues AHL affiliate in Worcester.

Over the next two seasons, the Kezmarok, Slovakia native would split his time between St. Louis and Worcester before becoming a permanent fixture with the parent club in 2000-01. A member of Slovakia's World Championship team in 2000, Bartecko became a regular with the Blues in 2000-01. Although he became a permanent fixture with the Blues, injuries limited the young Slovak to a mere 50 games. Prior to the 2001-02 season, Bartecko was traded to the Atlanta Thrashers.

A member of Slovakia's Olympic Team in 2002, Bartecko and his teammates failed to qualify for the round robin portion of the tournament, yet, redeemed themselves at the 2002 World Championships by capturing the gold medal. Bartecko went on to play went on to play two seasons with the Thrashers before opting to return to the Czech Republic League in 2003-04.

Upon his return overseas, Bartecko suited up with HC Sparta Parha, Dynamo Moscow, Poprad and Lulea HF.

On the international stage, Bartecko was a member of Slovakia's World Championship team that competed at the 2004 and 2005 tournaments, as well as the 2004 World Cup of Hockey and the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 HK SKP Poprad-Tatry Jr. Slovak-Jr.
1994-95 HC SKP PS Poprad Slovakia 3 1 0 1 0
1995-96 Chicoutimi Sagueneens QMJHL 70 32 41 73 50 +22 17 3 11 14 24
1996-97 Drummondville Voltigeurs QMJHL 58 40 51 91 47 +22 8 1 8 9 4
1997-98 Worcester IceCats AHL 34 10 12 22 24 10 4 2 6 2
1998-99 HC SKP Poprad Slovakia 1 1 0 1 0
1998-99 St. Louis Blues NHL 32 5 11 16 6 +4 5 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Worcester IceCats AHL 49 14 24 38 22 +2
1999-00 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 16 23 39 51 +24 7 1 1 2 0
1999-00 Worcester IceCats AHL 12 4 7 11 4 0
1999-00 Slovakia WC-A 7 2 3 5 14 +1
2000-01 St. Louis Blues NHL 50 5 8 13 12 -1
2001-02 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 71 13 14 27 30 -15
2001-02 Slovakia Olympics 4 0 1 1 0 -3
2001-02 Slovakia WC-A 9 2 2 4 2 +2
2002-03 Atlanta Thrashers NHL 37 7 9 16 8 +3
2003-04 HC Sparta Praha CzRep 25 12 8 20 45 13 2 4 6 26
2003-04 Slovakia WC-A 9 2 2 4 6 +5
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 4 0 1 1 2 +1
2004-05 Dynamo Moscow Russia 40 6 10 16 28 7 0 1 1 2
2004-05 Slovakia WC-A 7 0 1 1 4 +2
2005-06 HK Tatravagonka SKP Poprad Slovakia 7 4 1 5 36
2005-06 Lulea HF Sweden 50 14 26 40 32 6 3 3 6 35
2005-06 Slovakia Olympics 6 0 0 0 6 -1
2006-07 Lulea HF Sweden 44 22 27 49 46 2 0 0 0 0
2006-07 HK AquaCity SKP Poprad Slovakia 14 3 4 7 10
2007-08 Ski Park MHK Kezmarok Slovakia 7 5 4 9 2
2007-08 Lulea HF Sweden 48 16 21 37 79
2008-09 Ski Park MHK Kezmarok Slovakia 13 5 5 10 29
2008-09 Lulea HF Sweden 44 12 11 23 22 5 0 0 0 16
2008-09 Slovakia WC-A 6 3 0 3 6 +1
2009-10 SC Bern Swiss 28 8 11 19 32
2009-10 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 11 7 5 12 2 7 1 3 4 2
2009-10 Slovakia Olympics 7 0 1 1 0 +1
2010-11 HK SKP Poprad Slovakia 13 6 7 13 24
2010-11 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden 25 7 10 17 8
2010-11 MODO Hockey Ornskoldsvik Sweden-Q 10 1 5 6 4
2010-11 Switzerland WC-A 4 1 1 2 8 -1
2011-12 Lev Poprad KHL 53 16 14 30 30
2012-13 HC Lev Praha KHL 32 6 5 11 8
2013-14 Pirati Chomutov CzRep 51 9 12 21 34
2013-14 Pirati Chomutov CzRep-Q 12 4 3 7 2
2014-15 HK Poprad Slovakia 38 12 21 33 53 10 1 3 4 16
2015-16 HK Poprad Slovakia 46 8 18 26 4
NHL Totals 257 46 65 111 107 12 1 1 2 2


Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, October 3, 1997. Traded to Atlanta by St. Louis for Buffalo's 4th round pick (previously acquired, St. Louis selected Igor Valeyev) in 2001 NHL Draft, June 23, 2001.
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to wrist (November 2, 2002 vs. Florida) and groin (January 13, 2003 vs. Philadelphia) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Sparta Praha (CzRep), November 2, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Dynamo Moscow (Russia), August 24, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Poprad (Slovakia), September 5, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Kezmarok (Slovakia), August 29, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Bern (Swiss), June 18, 2009.
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