Hockey defenseman Polášek will work in Třinec after leaving Sparta

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Hockey defender Polášek will work in Trinec after leaving Sparta

Hockey defenseman Adam Polášek (pictured on December 20, 2022) is a new member of the championship team Třinec. Participant of the 2018 Olympic and World Championships, he last worked in Prague's Sparta.

Třinec – Hockey defenseman Adam Polášek has become a new acquisition of the championship team Třinec. The Steelers' club website informed about it. The 32-year-old participant of the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang and the World Championships in Copenhagen and Herning in the same year is moving to the Steelers team from Sparta. He has been working at the Prague club since December 2020 and his contract expired after the last season.

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“After the departure of Patrik Koch, we needed to supplement the back ranks. We had the opportunity to engage a defender with experience from the Olympics and the World Cup, who comes to us to fight for a place in the lineup from the position of the seventh and eighth defender and is also ready to help the partner team if necessary in Frýdek-Místek,” said sports director Jan Peterek.

“This also testifies to his humility and determination to play for our organization, because not every player with his history would nod to a similar offer. Adam is a defender with with excellent proportions, who is strong in the area in front of the goal and is also offensively tuned,” noted Peterek.

Polášek already trained on the ice of the Werk Arena on Sunday afternoon and joined the team in preparation today. Last season, he scored seven points for two goals and five assists in 47 games of the regular season. He did not score in six playoff duels. In the extra league, Polášek played only for his mother Vítkovice in addition to Sparta, and in a total of 362 games he collected 151 points for 49 goals and 102 assists.

In 2010, Polášek was drafted by Vancouver, who selected him in the fifth round at 145th place. The year before, he left Vítkovice to join the Prince Edward Island Rocket in the junior QMJHL. He did not get to start in the NHL, he started on the farms in the Chicago Wolves and Utica Comets in the AHL and the Kalamazoo Wings in the ECHL. He has also worked in Novosibirsk, Sochi and Nizhnekamsk in the KHL, in Finland he played for Tappara Tampere.

“I have great respect for the entire club and the Ocelar team. he could have played him. There are a lot of us on the ice and we have five or six weeks ahead of us to talk about a place in the lineup,” said Polášek.

“I come with confidence because I have had a great summer preparation. At the same time but I am very well aware that the players here have a great history and results behind them. It will be up to the coaches and management where they will place me,” Polášek added. youth of Vítkovice and from working in Sparta. “The season will be long, we also have the Champions Hockey League ahead of us, and for that we need to have a wider squad. Adam is a defender with a quality history and experience from the national team and abroad. He will have to fight for a place in the team, but his motivation to be a valid member of the Steelers is huge and we believe that it will help us,” stated Moták.