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Jan Ludvig
Position Forward
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
190 lb (86 kg)
Teams New Jersey Devils
Buffalo Sabres
Nationality Flag of Czechoslovakia Czechoslovak
Born September 17 1961 (1961-09-17) (age 55),
Liberec, CS
Pro Career 1982 – 1989

Jan Ludvig (born September 17, 1961, in Liberec, Czechoslovakia) is a former professional ice hockey forward. He played in the National Hockey League with the New Jersey Devils and Buffalo Sabres.

Ludvig played for HC Litvínov in his native Czechoslovakia and played for his native country in the 1979 European Junior Championship. In 1981 he went to North America and played junior hockey for the St. Albert Saints and the Kamloops Junior Oilers.

The New Jersey Devils signed him as a free agent in 1982 and he was a regular for the team until 1987. His best year was 1983-84 when he scored 22 goals for the team. In 1987 Ludvig was traded to the Buffalo Sabres for Jim Korn but injuries limited him to 26 games over two seasons. He retired in 1989.

He made a six game comeback with HC Bílí Tygři Liberec in 2001-02.

Ludvig scored 54 goals and 87 assists in 314 NHL games. In his seven year NHL career, he never played in a playoff game.

He is currently a scout with the New Jersey Devils.

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