Bohuslav Stastny

Bohuslav Stastny, no relation to the famous Stastny brothers Peter, Anton and Marian who fled Czechoslovakia for the Quebec Nordiques, was a top forward in Czechoslovakian hockey in the 1970s.

A two way industrious forward who formed a special chemistry with the great scorer Vladimir Martinec, Stastny was part of the CSSR teams that won gold at the 1972 and 1976 world championships, silver at the 1976 Olympics, bronze at the 1972 Olympics, and finished second in the inaugural Canada Cup in 1976. Stastny also added three world championship silver medals.

Born near the foothills of the Iron Mountains in Chotebor, Stastny played in 188 international contests with the national team, scoring 73 goals.

He also played in 15 seasons with Tesla Pardubice, from 1967 through 1981. In that time he scored 241 times in 504 games.

In the early 1980s he was granted permission to pursue a hockey career in the West. Both he and Martinec ended up playing 4 seasons with Kaufbeuren ESV in Germany. Both retired in 1985.

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