Bratislava, Nov 6 (CTK) – Marek Svatos, former Slovak ice-hockey player and member of the national team, died in Denver, USA, at the age of 34 years on Saturday, Slovak media have reported, referring to the website of the fan club of Colorado Avalanche, in which he played for long.
The cause of his death is uncertain so far.
According to the hokej.cz website, Svatos was found dead by his wife Diana. They have two children.
Svatos became the best scorer at the Ice Hockey World Junior Championships in 2002. Four years later, he participated in the Winter Olympics in Turin.
In the NHL, he played a total of 358 games with Colorado, Nashville and Ottawa, scoring 102 goals and having 77 assists.
After he returned to Europe, he played in Omsk, Slovan Bratislava and his home club Kosice.
He ended his hockey career after the 2013/14 season and he settled down with his American wife in Denver.