Peter Šťastný is a world hockey legend holding a rare record. During his hockey activity he represented three countries at international events: Czechoslovakia, Canada and Slovakia.
Peter Šťastný (18.9.1956)
He was born in Bratislava and since his childhood, together with his brothers, he played ice-hockey in the club Slovan Bratislava. The brothers contributed to its winning the title of the Champion of Czechoslovakia in 1979.
Peter Šťastný represented Czechoslovakia at the World Championship in the years 1976 - 1980 and in 1976 and 1977 he became the world champion. The political situation made him immigrate to Canada where he became the most successful player of the NHL club Quebec Nordiques. For more than ten years he belonged to the best NHL players. He represented Canada at the World Cup Tournament and later Slovakia at the Olympics.
In 1998 he was registered into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto as a legend of the Canadian ice-hockey. In the year 2000 he was elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame IIHF and in 2002 into the Slovak Hockey Hall of Fame.
At present he is a politician and member of the European Parliament.
source: Vydavateľstvo Dajama