Rytíři Kladno
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City: Kladno, Czech Republic
League: Czech Extraliga
Founded: 1924 (1924)
Home Arena: Zimní stadion
Colors: dark-blue and white
Head Coach: Zdeněk Vojta

Hockey Club Kladno is an ice hockey team in the Czech Elite League which plays in Kladno, Czech Republic. Teams in the Czech Extraliga are known by the names of sponsors, which can change periodically; the Kladno team is currently known as HC GEUS OKNA Kladno. Their home arena is Zimní Stadion.

Czechoslovakia Championships won: 6 (1959, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980)
European Championships won: 1 (1977)


Kladno was a particularly strong team in the late 1970s, when it won four consecutive league titles (1975 - 1978), and again in 1980. The team's star, Milan Nový, was league MVP in 1977, 1981, and 1982, and won six scoring titles. František Pospíšil was league MVP in 1971 and 1972. Jaromír Jágr played for his hometown Kladno for part or all of the four seasons he played in Czechoslovakia.

NHL AlumniEdit

HC Kladno has produced several National Hockey League players, including Jaromír Jágr, Patrik Eliáš, Tomáš Vokoun, Marek Židlický, Radek Smoleňák, Michal Pivoňka, Martin Procházka, Pavel Patera, Milan Hnilička, and brothers Tomáš Kaberle & František Kaberle.

Recent draftees from HC Kladno in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, include top propects Michael Frolík and Jiří Tlustý, David Růžička and Martin Látal; and Jakub Voráček in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Club names Edit

  • 1924 - HOSK Kladno
  • 1948 - Sokol Kladno
  • 1977 - Poldi SONP Kladno
  • 1995 - HC Poldi Kladno
  • 1997 - HC Velvana Kladno
  • 2000 - HC Vagnerplast Kladno
  • 2003 - HC Rabat Kladno
  • 2007 - HC GEUS OKNA Kladno
  • 2010 - HC Vagnerplast Kladno
 2011 - Rytíři Kladno

External linksEdit

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