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Jan Marek
Position Winger
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
178 lb (81 kg)
KHL Team
F. Teams
Metallurg Magnitogorsk
HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Sparta Praha
Nationality Flag of the Czech Republic Czech
Born December 31 1979 (1979-12-31) (age 36),
Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia
NHL Draft 243rd overall, 2003
New York Rangers
Pro Career 1998 – 2011

Jan Marek (December 31, 1979 - September 7, 2011) was a Czech professional ice hockey centre, born in Jindřichův Hradec, Czechoslovakia. He played for the Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Jan led the KHL in goals scored in the 2008-09 season with 35.

Death Edit

On September 11, 2011 Marek and his team were flying to Minsk to play their first game of the season. The plane was a Yakovlev Yak-42 passenger aircraft. It carried the entire Lokomotiv team, along with its coaching staff and prospects. The plane crashed just outside of Yaroslavl, Russia. The plane also carried the team's full main roster and four players on the youth team.

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