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Florian Hardy
Born February 8, 1985,
Nantes
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Ligue Magnus team
F. teams
Angers
FFHG Division 2
Nantes
Ligue Magnus
Morzine-Avoriaz
Dijon
Chamonix
DEL
EHC München
EBEL
Dornbirner EC
Ntl. team Flag of France.png France
Playing career 2003–present

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.

Club career

Hardy began his career with the Nantes of the FFHG Division 2 where he played in 2003 - 2005.

In 2005 - 2008 played Hardy with the Angers of the Ligue Magnus. In the 2006-07 season became Hardy the French Cup champion.

After that, Hardy spent one season with the Morzine-Avoriaz of the Ligue Magnus and in the 2009-10 season played Hardy with the Dijon of the Ligue Magnus.

In the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons played Hardy with the Chamonix of the Ligue Magnus. In the 2011-12 season won Hardy the Jean Ferrand Trophy for the Ligue Magnus best goaltender.

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.

In the next season played Hardy with the EHC München of the DEL.

On June 24, 2015, Hardy signed with the Dornbirner EC of the EBEL[1] and stayed there for two seasons.

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.

International

Hardy was named to the French National Team for the 2010 World Championship[2] 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[3], 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.

References

  1. "Dornbirner sign Keeper Hardy" (in German). Dornbirner EC (2015-06-24). Retrieved on 2015-06-24.
  2. IIHF (2010). IIHF Media Guide & Record Book 2011. Moydart Press, 181. ISBN 978-0-9867964-0-1. 
  3. Roster forming - 2014 WM - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF. iihfworlds2014.com. Retrieved on 2014-05-09.

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