Tomáš Jelínek

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 0
Silver 0
Bronze 1
Total 1
RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameTomáš•Jelínek
Used nameTomáš•Jelínek
Born29 April 1962 in Praha (Prague) (CZE)
Measurements175 cm / 86 kg
AffiliationsHPK, Hämeenlinna (FIN)
NOC Czechoslovakia
Nationality Czechia


Tomáš Jelínek was a right winger who began his itinerant career in 1979 with ČKD Praha. From 1980-82 he spent two seasons with Dukla Trenčín but then returned to ČKD Praha from 1982-89. He then played two seasons with Motor České Budějovice and a season in Finland with HPK Hämeenlinna, along with a few games in Switzerland with HC Sierre. In 1992 he was drafted in the 11th round by the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL) and he played 49 games in 1992-93 with the Senators. But in the 1993-94 season he was assigned to their farm club, the Prince Edward Island Senators of the American Hockey League (AHL), and left North America to return to Europe after playing two games with them. He ended the 1993-94 season by playing a few games with ZSC Zürcher in the Swiss A League. Jelinek played for five more years, and true to form, was with six different clubs from 1994-99 – ČKD Praha, SK Slavia Praha, HC Škoda Plzeň, HC Slezen Opava, and HC Vítkovice in the Czech Republic, ending his career in the third-level German league with 1. EV Weiden.

Jelinek represented Czechoslovakia at eight international tournaments, beginning with the European Juniors in 1980 and the World Juniors in 1981-82. In addition to his 1992 Winter Olympic appearance, he skated for the national side at the 1991 Canada Cup and the World Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1992, winning World bronze medals all three years.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal Nationality As
1992 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) TCH CZE Tomáš Jelínek
Ice Hockey, Men (Olympic) Czechoslovakia 3 Bronze

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