Jakub Voracek named top Czech hockey player in the world

Updated: June 23, 2015 at 3:52 pm by Brady Trettenero

Jakub Voracek on Saturday night won the Golden Stick Award, which is handed out to the top Czech hockey player in the world. It’s the first time he’s won the award in his career.

Voracek recorded 22 goals and a career-high 81 points last season with the Flyers. He also served as captain for his country at the 2015 IIHF World Championships, netting three goals and 10 points in 10 games.

The 25-year-old beat out his former teammate, Jaromir Jagr, who’s won the award 11 times in his career, and Ondrej Palat, as well as others.

Voracek dominated the poll with a gain of 604 points, Jagr had 540. Palat had about another 72 points less.

Vorocek after winning the Golden Stick:  “It’s heavy as a cow.”

When Voracek was presented the trophy on stage at the Grandhotel Pupp, he was greeted by Bob and Bobek, the mascots from the Worlds, which were held in Prague. The pair of rabbits seemed very happy for him.

(H/T iSport)

 

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