Peter Smrek

Peter Smrek (born 16 February 1979 in Martin, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey player, who was last to Severstal Cherepovets 2010 in the Continental Hockey League contract.


Peter Smrek began his career as a hockey player in his hometown in the youth of the MHC Martin, in which he was active until 1998. He then moved to the junior team Des Moines Buccaneers, for whom he ran aground in the 1998/99 season in the United States Hockey League. He was then in the third round selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1999 as a total of 85 players from the St. Louis Blues, for which he made ​​his debut in the National Hockey League in the 2000/ 01 season. Mostly, however, the defenders as last year was for the farm team of the Blues, the Worcester IceCats in the American Hockey League on the ice. On 5 March 2001, the Rechttschütze was issued in exchange for the Russians Alexei Gusarov to the New York Rangers, for whom he stood up to the end of the season 14 times on the ice. In the 2001 /02 season, he ran on eight more times for the Rangers in the NHL, played until 2004 but otherwise exclusively in the American Hockey League for the Hartford Wolf Pack, the Milwaukee Admirals and the Binghamton Senators.

In the summer of 2004 Smrek awarded a contract as a free agent with the DEL - Up Grizzly Adams Wolfsburg, he already left after its license withdrawn after one year to play for Mora IK in the Swedish Elitserien. Subsequently, the Slovak returned to the DEL in which he stood from 2006 to 2008 for the Frankfurt Lions on the ice. After he started the 2008/09 season with his hometown club MHC Martin, he moved after just four games for HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga, with whom he HC Slavia lost the playoff semifinals. For the 2009/10 season the Slovak Severstal Cherepovets of the Kontinental Hockey League from was committed. With a goal and three assists in 29 games but he could not permanently there interspersed, so that his contract was not renewed. Since 2010 he has been without a club.


For Slovakia Smrek took part in the U20 World Youth Championship in 1999 and the World Championships in 2002 and 2009. In addition, he was in the squad of Slovakia at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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(End of season 2010/11)