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Team support in the net, making his NHL dreams come true

Pavel Francouz - biography

One of the most remarkable Czech hockey goalies of the last decade made his first saves in his native Pilsen. After being on loan in minor competitions and in Ústí nad Labem, he ended up in Litvínov, where he acted as the main support and personality of the team which won its historic Extraliga title in 2015.

In the following three seasons he made his name in the KHL playing for Traktor Chelyabinsk. Focusing on his NHL dream, he refused lucrative offers from top Russian clubs and went on an uncertain adventure overseas. And it paid off. He’s been playing for the Colorado Avalanche since 2018.


  • sport: hockey
  • date of birth: June 3rd, 1990
  • place of birth: Pilsen


1 Extraliga title with Litvínov
6 wolrd championships
49 matches with the Czech national team