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ADAM BEZÁK RETURNS TO PLAY FOR SLOVAN

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HC SLOVAN BRATISLAVA AGREED ON AN ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH ITS OFFSPRING, SOON 32-YEAR-OLD FORWARD ADAM BEZÁK.

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Adam is returning to the senior team of Slovan after 10 years. Before that, he went through basically all the youth categories of Slovan. Before the start of the 2007/2008 season, he went to the Canadian junior QMJHL, where he played for the Moncton Wildcats. He played 65 matches in Moncton, during which he scored 23 points. After a season overseas, he returned to Slovan. After 14 games in Slovan and the Under-20 World Championships in 2009, he decided to return to QMJHL, where he played for the Moncton Wildcats again.

At the U-20 World Championships, together with Tomáš Tatar, Richard Pánik, Marek Viedenský and Milan Kytnár, they fought against Russia in the small final for bronze medal. In the end, the young Slovak team had to settle for fourth place. Adam Bezák was the second most productive player of the Slovak selection at this championship.

After returning from Canada, Slovan gave him his first senior contract. He played 24 matches in the regullar part and three in the playoffs. He also helped the first-league team "farm" in Trnava, where he competed in 23 matches. In the next season, he wore the jersey of Banská Bystrica, where he also managed to play for the first-league Brezno.

The steps of the right winger then led to Sweden, where he played for one season in the Visby / Roma team and two seasons in the Kalix UHC. After three years of Scandinavian hockey, Adam returned to Slovakia, where he tried his hand at teams in Trenčín, Žilina and Michalovce.

In the following years of his hockey career he combined it with his university study in the Netherlands, where he played for four seasons in the Heerenveen Flyers team. In the 2017/18 season, Adam managed a remarkable record in the club productivity of the Dutch team. In 30 matches he scored 77 points for 35 goals and 42 assists, which represents an average of more than two points per match.

So far, he has spent the last season in the Bratislava Capitals jersey and played the multinational ICE HL. Including the quarterfinal playoff, he entered 53 matches, in which he scored 9 points (6 + 3). He was a stable member of the third or fourth attack. Coach Robert Döme expects him to play similar roles in Capitals in Slovan:

"We welcome Adam Bezák back in our jersey years later and I believe that he will succeed next season. As a coach I will expect from him mainly responsible defensive work, I will also use him in special formations. He should bring good energy to the team and I believe that He will also add precise hits. Last year I saw him several times in the Bratislava Capitals jersey, where he took on his tasks quite decently. I believe that he will follow up on similar performances with us as well. "

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