Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jan Lasak
Jan Lasak was born April 10, 1979 in Zvolen, Slovakia. The 6th choice, 65th overall selection of the Nashville Predators in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, Lasak spent three seasons with HKM Zvolen in the Slovakian Junior League while also suiting up with HK Zilina and HKM Zvolen in the Slovakian League.

A member of the bronze-medal winning Slovakian squad at the 1999 World Junior Championships and silver medal in 2000, Lasak joined the ECHL's Hampton Roads Admirals in 1999-2000. Lasak went on to appear in the 2000 ECHL All-Star Game and was named the 2000 ECHL Rookie of the Year, Goaltender of the Year and First Team All-Star. The young Slovak netminder went on to lead the ECHL in wins with 36, minutes played 3,408 and shootout wins with seven.

Following an impressive season in Hampton Roads, the Zvolen, Slovakia native made the jump to the IHL in 2000-01, joining the Milwaukee Admirals. In his first season with the Admirals, Lasak finished with a 23-17-2 record with a 2.61 GAA, leading all IHL rookie goalies in games played with 43 and save percentage (.913). A member of Slovakia's World Championship team in 2001, Lasak returned to Milwaukee in 2001-02 and spent the majority of the season with the Admirals while seeing his first action with the Preds. Following his World Championship appearanc in 2001, Lasak returned to the international stage in 2002 with Slovakia's Olympic team.

In 2002-03, Lasak once again spent the majority of his season in the AHL and in 2003-04 opted to bring his game to the Russian Super League. Once his season came to an end, Lasak returned to the World Championships in the spring of 2004 helping Slovakia reach the medal round, only to fall short in the bronze medal game against the United States.

Throughout his playing career, Lasak has been a foot soldier for the Slovaks', representing his homeland at six World Championships (2000-2005), the 2002 Winter Olympics and the 2004 World Cup of Hockey.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1999-00 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 59 36 17 4 0 2.55 10 5 5 1 2.75
1999-00 Slovakia WC-A 4 0 2.41
2000-01 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 43 23 17 2 1 2.61 3 0 1 0 4.97
2000-01 Slovakia WC-A 3 0 3.34
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 3 0 0 4.41
2001-02 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 34 12 18 3 2 2.39
2001-02 Slovakia Olympics 2 0 1 0 0 3.81
2001-02 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 2.28
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 3 0 1 0 0 3.33
2002-03 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 40 18 14 7 1 2.85 6 2 4 0 3.12
2002-03 Slovakia WC-A 6 0 1.84
2003-04 SKA St. Petersburg Russia 34 0 2.44
2003-04 Slovakia WC-A 9 5 2 2 3 1.02
2004-05 Slovakia W-Cup 3 0 3 0 0 4.75
2004-05 Slovakia WC-A 6 3 2 1 1 2.02
2005-06 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 33 3 2.54
2005-06 Slovakia Olympics 1 1 0 0 0 3.00
2005-06 Slovakia WC-A 1 0 1 0 0 3.00
2006-07 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 45 6 2.58 18 3 2.19
2007-08 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 51 4 2.74
2007-08 Slovakia WC-A 4 3 1 0 0 2.20
2008-09 HC Moeller Pardubice CzRep 37 1 2.74 7 1 1.98
2008-09 Slovakia WC-A 2 0 1 0 0 10.62
2009-10 HC Kosice Slovakia 17 1 2.89
2009-10 Atlant Moscow Region KHL 21 2 2.50 4 0 2.52
2010-11 Jokerit Helsinki Finland 33 14 11 8 2 2.17 7 3 4 1 1.94
2010-11 Slovakia WC-A
2011-12 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 27 11 11 0 2 2.74
2012-13 Amur Khabarovsk KHL 12 3 7 0 0 3.16
2012-13 Spartak Moscow KHL 13 6 7 0 0 2.37 5 1 2 1 2.84
2013-14 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 8 2 1.48 3 0 3.37
2013-14 HK Dukla Trencin Slovakia 34 2 2.66
2014-15 HC Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 46 3 2.27
2015-16 Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 37 4 2.09 13 1 1.81
2016-17 Bili Tygri Liberec CzRep 23 3 1.92 13 0 2.80
NHL Totals 6 0 4 0 0 4.04


ECHL First All-Star Team (2000)
ECHL - Rookie of the Year (2000)
ECHL - Goaltender of the Year (2000)
Signed as a free agent by SKA St. Petersburg (Russia), November 11, 2003.
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