5.30.2007

Bliznak'ed!

Mario Bliznak, drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in the 7th round (205th overall) in 2005 and just recently helping the Vancouver Giants win the Memorial Cup last weekend (yes, a B.C. team can win it all in hockey if properly prodded), has inked his first professional contract this afternoon. Yes with the Canucks.

Sure, go ahead, get excited. With a last name like that, I eagerly await the goals going in by the bucketful.

"In 2006-07, the 6’0”, 200 lbs. native of Trencin, Slovakia appeared in 47 regular season games with the Vancouver Giants of the Western Hockey League, recording 22 points (8-14-22) and 20 penalty minutes. In the WHL playoffs, Bliznak played in all 22 games with the Giants, notching 12 points (6-6-12) and 14 penalty minutes, helping lead his team to the WHL Finals for the second consecutive season." -- canucks.com press release.

2 comments:

Jes Gőlbez said...

Bližňák - Good luck trying to pronounce his name correctly ;)

Mike said...

I can't even pronounce the symbols above the letters! I need to brush up on my Slovak.