Unable to return to the ice following surgery to remove a blood clot from his pelvis nearly a year ago, goalie veteran Tomáš Vokoun has decided to call it a career, after 16 seasons in the NHL playing for Montréal, Nashville, Florida, Washington and Pittsburgh.
Vokoun retires as a two-time All Star, and still holds a number of goaltending records for the Nashville Predators, but it is his accolades while playing for the Czechs that truly stand out. Vokoun suited up for four World Championships, the 2006 and 2010 Olympics and 2004 World Cup Of Hockey, winning World Championship Gold in 2005 and 2010, as well as bronze medals at the Turin Olympics and the 2004 World Cup.
Vokoun first won the International Hockey Lineal Championship at the 2003 World Championships in Finland, capturing the title from the hosts in the Preliminary Round before dropping the title in the Semifinals. Vokoun held the IHLC six times in total, winning the title in every tournament he played in except the 2010 Olympics. We wish Tomáš and his family the very best for his retirement and the things to come!