|Born||February 8, 1985,|
|6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
|Ligue Magnus team
FFHG Division 2
Florian Hardy (born on February 8, 1985 in Nantes) is a French professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing with the Angers of the Ligue Magnus. Hardy joined Dornbirner on June 24, 2015, after his first season in the DEL with EHC München.
Hardy began his career with the Nantes of the FFHG Division 2 where he played in 2003 - 2005.
In 2012, Hardy returned to Angers of the Ligue Magnus and spent there another two seasons. In the 2012-13 season won Hardy again the Jean Ferrand Trophy and also the Albert Hassler Trophy for the Ligue Magnus best French player while he was the Ligue Magnus' best goaltender in terms of goals against average (1.88) and save percentage (.921). In the 2013-14 season, he became the French Cup champion for the second time.
Since 2017, Hardy is again playing with the Angers of the Ligue Magnus. He is currently signed there until the end of the 2020-21 season.
Hardy was named to the French National Team for the 2010 World Championship but did not play a single second as he was only second goalie. Same situation occured at the 2012 World Championship. Hardy then played at the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 World Championships. Hardy was awarded Player of the Game award in a 5-1 victory against Finland at the 2017 IIHF World Championships. The award was originally awarded to Pierre-Édouard Bellemare, but Bellemare refused to accept the award and gave it to Hardy instead. Hardy saved 42 out of 43 shots in the 5-1 victory. At the 2018 tournament, Hardy was named one of the top 3 players on the French team.
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- IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press, 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1.
- Roster forming - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF. iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-09.