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Jan Havel

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 1
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games, Non-starter
Full nameJan•Havel
Used nameJan•Havel
Born10 November 1942 in Pašinka (CZE)
Measurements174 cm / 80 kg
AffiliationsSparta Praha, Praha (CZE)
NOC(s) Czechoslovakia
Ethnic nationCZE


Jan Havel was unusual in playing his entire career in Czechoslovakia, playing with several different clubs. He was with Dukla Litoměřice in 1961-62, HC Dukla Jihlava in 1962-63, Tatra Kolin in 1963, TK Spartak Praha Sokolovo in 1963-65, ČKD Praha from 1965-75, and finally SK Slavia Praha in 1975-79. Havel was a forward who played 458 games in the Czech league, scoring 284 goals and 442 points. He led the Czech league in goal scoring and points in 1967-68 with 39 and 54, and in goals in 1970-71 with 32.

Internationally he played at the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics, winning a silver medal in 1968, and at the 1967, 1969, and 1971 World Championships, winning a silver in 1971 and a bronze in 1969. He never played in North America but in 1972 three Czech players were signed that year by NHL and WHA clubs – Havel, Josef Horešovský, and Tomáš Jelínek, but only Jelínek ever played in North America, as the Czechoslovakian government reneged on its agreement to let the other players leave the country.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1968 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Czechoslovakia 2 Silver Representing Czechoslovakia    
1972 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic Czechoslovakia DNS Representing Czechoslovakia    

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