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Eduard "Eda" Novák - Born November 27, 1946 in Buštěhrad, Czechoslovakia – Died October 20, 2010 in Kladno, Czech Republic was a Czechoslovak ice Hockey right winger and coach.
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Novák started his career in 1963 with TJ Poldi SONP Kladno (HC Kladno / Rytíři Kladno), and after playing one season each with Dukla Košice and IHC Pisek, he returned to Kladno playing with them through 1980, helping them win five Czechoslovak Extraliga championships in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978 and 1980. He then moved around a bit, playing with TJ Gottwaldov in 1980-81 before moving to Austria to play one season with Klagenfurter AC. Novák then spent two years in Japan with Furukawa Denko, before finishing his career in Germany with Duisburger SC in 1984-85.

Novák played at the 1972 and 1976 Winter Olympics, winning silver in 1976 and bronze in 1972.

Novák was IIHF World Ice Hockey Champion in 1972, 1976 1977 and a silver in 1975.

After retiring as a player, Novák became a coach, leading Kladno from 1986-89, 1991-92, and 1999-2001. He also coached TJ Gottwaldov, Zlin (1989-91 and 1996-98), and in Bohemia (1992-93).


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