Washington Capitals defensive prospect Martin Hugo Has will participate in an exhibition game to celebrate HC Letci Letnany’s 20th anniversary. The game will include former Washington Capitals forward Jakub Vrána and goaltender Vitek Vanecek. All three players have gone through the club at some point in their careers.
Participants in the exhibition game will include a wide-range of current and former NHL stars. The two teams will be divided into “Young Stars” and “Veteran Stars”:
Lukáš Pařík – Jakub Vrána, Lukáš Rousek, Matěj Chalupa, Václav Karabáček, Martin Hugo Haš, Jiří Průžek, Karel Klikorka, Ivan Lytvynov, František Hrdinka, Václav Adamec, Dominik Sklenář, Jakub Wojnar, Dominik Řepík, Adam Kellerstein, Vojtěch Kropáček, Jan Mišner, Ladislav Kadane
Vítek Vaněček – David Pastrňák, Jakub Voráček, Michael Frolík, Jiří Tlustý, Tomáš Vlasák, David Výborný, Roman Červenka, Jan Hlaváč, Jan Rutta, Jaroslav Nedvěd, Marek Židlický, Petr Čáslava, Jan Novák, Ivan Majeský
“Letňany is my home, I learned to play hockey here, I spent wonderful years here,” said Vrana. “I like to come back here every summer, and this show – it will be something extraordinary, because not only great hockey players will gather here, but also people I’ve known since my childhood. I’m looking forward to seeing as many spectators as possible and we’ll enjoy it together.”
20 Years In The Making
The year 2022 symbolically completed two decades since the founding of the club by the brothers František and Vojtěch Kučerová. The brothers will also participate in the event.
“This year we are commemorating the history of the club, which in two decades has already produced a lot of talent for world hockey,” says Tomáš Divíšek, general manager of Letci. “We are very pleased that a number of great personalities have promised to attend the celebrations. This also proves how Letci are a respected youth club.”
David Pastrňák, Jakub Voráček and Michael Frolík are all expected to participate in the game. They will be joined by members of the memorable “golden generation” – for example Tomáš Vlasák, Marek Židlický, David Výborný, Jan Hlaváč and others.
Martin Hugo Has played a full season in 2021-22, including 57 regular season games and 16 postseason games for the Shawinigan Cataractes in the QMJHL. Has played the entire season on the right side of Shawinigan’s top defensive pairing. Offensively, he recorded 8 goals and 12 assists in the 57 games played,
Has and Shawinigan would ultimately win the QMJHL title on June 11. He recorded two goals and four assists in the 16 postseason games.
By Jon Sorensen