Richard Lintner

Richard Lintner (born 15 November 1977, in Trenčín, Czechoslovakia) is a Slovak ice hockey player standing since November 2010 with Jokerit of the SM - liiga in Lappeenranta under contract.


Richard Lintner began his career as a hockey player in his hometown in the youth of the HC Dukla Trenčín, for whom he made ​​his debut in the Extraliga in the 1995/96 season. He was then selected in the NHL Entry Draft in 1996 in the fifth round as the 119th overall player of the Phoenix Coyotes. First, however, he played another season in the Extraliga for the upstart HK Ves ​​. After the defender in the 1997/98 season for the farm team of the Phoenix Coyotes, the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League, ran aground, he was released on 31 October 1998 along with Cliff Ronning to the Nashville Predators for which he in season 1999/2000 his debut in the National Hockey League announced, taking in 33 games six points scorer, including a goal scored. The majority of the playing time he spent, however, as the year before at their farm team from the International Hockey League, the Milwaukee Admirals.

For the 2001/ 02 season Lintner returned to Europe, where he first six games for his former club HC Dukla Trenčín graduated before he was with MODO Hockey of the Swedish Elitserien runner-up. Nashville, which is still the NHL had the right of the player who transferred him in exchange for Peter Smrek on 19 March 2002 to the New York Rangers, for whom he played well in the season 2002/ 03, as for their league rivals Pittsburgh Penguins. On 20 August 2003, the right-handed shooter received a contract as a free agent with the Swedish first division club Djurgården Hockey, he left after only one year in order aground in the following two seasons for Fribourg- Gottéron in the Swiss National League A. After one season at Skellefteå AIK of the world champion of 2002, the 2007/08 season began again in Trenčín and finished it in Sweden Färjestad BK.

In summer 2008, Lintner was committed from the newly formed Kontinental Hockey League, for whom he in 33 games 17 scorer points, including seven goals scored, from HK Dinamo Minsk. The season he finished, however, the HC Dukla Trenčín in the Extraliga, for which he stood until October 2009 on the ice. He returned to Dinamo Minsk.

At the beginning of the season 2010/11 Lintner was playing for his local club, before he was hired in November 2010 by Jokerit Lappeenranta.


For Slovakia Lintner took part in the U20 World Junior Championships in 1996 and 1997 and the A World Championships 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2010. In addition, he was in the squad of Slovakia at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City and the World Cup of Hockey 2004.

Awards and achievements

  • 2002 Gold medal at the World Championships
  • 2002 All- Star Team of the World Cup
  • 2002 Swedish runner with MODO Hockey Örnsköldsvik
  • 2003 bronze medal at the World Championships
  • 2009 Spengler Cup win with the HK Dinamo Minsk


(End of season 2010/11)