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Alexander Salak
Alexander salák roc
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
176 lb (80 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
F. Teams
Florida Panthers
Rochester Americans (AHL)
Mestis
Jokipojat
Czech Extraliga
HC České Budějovice
2. Czech Liga
HC Strakonice
HC Tabor
HC Pisek
SM-liiga
TPS
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born January 5 1987 (1987-01-05) (age 29),
Strakonice, CS
Pro Career 2004 – present


Alexander Salák (b. January 5, 1987, Strakonice, Czechoslovakia), is a professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.

Playing careerEdit

Early Career in Czech RepublicEdit

Alexander Salák started his career in HC Pisek and moved to HC České Budějovice organization during the 2001/02 season.

Salák played from 2002 to 2006 for Budějovice, playing in the U18 and U20 Championship leagues. During the 2005/06 season, he played 2 games for HC Strakonice, a 2. Czech Liga-team. In the following season, Salák spent the entire season playing for HC Tabor at the same level.

Career in FinlandEdit

Alexander Salák was contracted to Finland in 2006, when he played for Mestis team Jokipojat on the second highest level of ice hockey in Finland. For the next season he was contracted to SM-liiga side TPS. In TPS, Salák is coached by TPS Goaltending Coach, Urpo Ylönen who has coached top Finnish goalies like Miikka Kiprusoff, Fredrik Norrena and Antero Niittymäki in the past.

Florida PanthersEdit

On May 29, 2009, Alexander Salák was signed by the Florida Panthers of the NHL. He was assigned to their AHL farm team, the Rochester Americans after training camp. He was recalled by the Panthers and made his NHL debut on October 9, 2009 in a relief role in a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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