Albin Felc

Albin Felc ( born May 14, 1941 in Jesenice, Yugoslavia ) is a former Yugoslav hockey player and coach.


At the start of his racing career Albin Felc worked in Jesenicer iron works and received for use in ice hockey food stamps.


Felc began his active career at HK Jesenice in the Yugoslav Ice Hockey League for the season 1958/59. By the end of his playing career, he scored 458 goals in the National Hockey League, which was until 1971 league record, and won 14 league titles.

He then moved to Switzerland, played from 1971 to 1974 as the first foreigner in the EHC Olten, where he was voted the best player of all time later. returned 1982/83 back to his home club and acted in 1984/85 as coach of Italian SHC Fassa.


Albin Felc was from 1961 to 1979 a member of the Yugoslav national ice hockey team. Overall, he scored 82 goals for them and gave 91 templates in 155 games. He represented his country at nine World Championships and the Olympic Winter Games in 1964, 1968 and 1972.

In the Ice Hockey World Championship 1964 in Innsbruck, he was together with Japan's Masahiro Sato, each with 12 goals scorer, which is an Olympic record. In the B World Cup 1968, he won first place with Yugoslavia. He was top scorer with 6 goals and 5 assists and was selected to the All- Star team. Due to the reduction of the A group, he could never participate in an A-WC after this success with the national team.

In 1969 he was among the three Yugoslav ( Slovenian ) ice hockey players who played first in the jersey of a professional NHL team. These were a summer series of exhibition matches. Beside him, Victor Tišlar played for the St. Louis Blues and the goalkeeper Tone Gale for the Chicago Blackhawks.


For his achievements, he was inducted into the Slovenian Hockey Hall of Fame on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Slovenian hockey at its founding in 2007. In 2012, he was inducted into the hall just as Slovenian sports heroes.


His daughter Sabina played for the Slovenian national basketball team.