BRATISLAVA – Petr Pavlas will officially retire on Tuesday after a long hockey career. The 40-year-old will say goodbye to the fans at the home game on November 25 against Nitra.
The Czech defenceman, who was born in Olumouc, has been on the Slovan Bratislava roster since 2002. During this time, the team has won the Slovakian championship four times.
Together with Slovan, the Czech also won the 2004 IIHF Continental Cup and made two appearances in this season's Champions Hockey League (making one assist).
In the past, Pavlas played in his home country for Trencin, Zlin, Pardubice, Kralove, Olomouc, Karlovy Vary and Havirov. He was also drafted by the Washington Capitals in 183rd place. In 1994-1995, the defender also played 18 times for Finnish team Tappara Tampere and managed to get 5 scoring points.