Janez Albreht

Slovenian goaltender Janez Albreht (not to be confused with the Slovenian theatre actor by the same name) played regularly for the Yugoslavian national team in the 1970s, at the World Championships (B Pool) and the 1976 Olympics in Innsbruck.

That aside, it was Albreht's personal tragedy that is the most notable aspect of his life. On March 11th, 2004 a heavily inebriated Albreht shot his wife 4 times before turning the gun on himself, shooting himself in the head. Somehow, both he and his wife survived. Albreht, who spent nearly 2 months in a coma, was later charged with attempted murder and illegal possession of a firearm. He would be sentenced to just shy of 6 years in prison.

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