Kingston Frontenacs Grad Gets Promotion In Slovak Extraliga

tomas skvaridlo hkm svolen slovakia extraliga hockeyAfter over a three year absense, Ontario Hockey League grad Tomas Skvaridlo has been recalled to duty with HKM Zvolen of the Slovakian Extraliga. Tomas had started the season with HK Detva of the Extraliga 2.

Skvaridlo played two seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, 1999-00 and 2000-01, both with the Kingston Frontenacs. In his second season, Tomas played for Team Slovakia at the 2001 Under-20 World Hockey Championships held in Moscow. Slovakia was held to just one win and Tomas contributed four points in seven games.

Before he came to the Ontario Hockey League, Skvaridlo was already drafted by an NHL club. Tomas was taken in the fifth round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 144th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. He never played professional hockey in North America, instead choosing to immediately return to Slovakia after finishing with the Kingston Frontenacs.

Tomas played for his hometown Zvolen for four years from 2003-04 to 2006-07. He played with a few different teams in the Extraliga before heading to France for the 2009-10 season. He played for Gap in the Ligue Magnus, contributing 17 points in 23 games.

This season, Tomas returned to Slovakia but had to play the first half of the season in the tier 2 league. Zvolen is currently in sixth place in the eleven team league and gearing up for the playoffs.

Check out Tomas Skvaridlo’s profile page at the HKM Zvolen official website.

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