Havlat announced the definitive end: I’m not angry, I did everything

Czech hockey striker Martin Havlat finished his career. Attempt to return to Brno’s Kometa for another injury did not work and the 35-year-old decided to finish hockey definitively. “I’m not upset about it, just happy that I’ve done everything I could,” he wrote on the NHL Players Association website. He spent 14 seasons in the overseas league, with a Czech representation in 2000 in St. Petersburg, the same year he won gold in the World Championship in 20 years.

The 35-year-old Havat played 790 matches in the NHL, which he defended in the colors of Ottawa, Chicago, Minnesota, San Jose, New Jersey and St.

Louis. Louis. It was in the Blues team that he played his last career in November 2015. Effects in St.Louis after just two matches gave up due to the persistent pain of the grooves.

The last attempt to restart his career was made by Havlát in Brno, where he grew up hockey. Since last December, he has been training with Kometa, but in the week before the scheduled start in the extralization at the end of January, the pain of the grooves again.

“When it happened, I knew I finally had to admit: hockey is the end , “Havlat said on the NHLPA website.

The great talent of Czech hockey Havlat in 2000 became first junior world champion and another gold he gained a few months later at the senior championship in St. Petersburg. In 2011, he still took bronze from the World Championship in Slovakia.He also played at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City 2002 and Vancouver 2010.