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Lucio Topatigh
Position Right/Left winger
Shot Left
Nickname(s) Il Falco di Gallio
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
203 lb (92 kg)
Team
F. Teams
retired
Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio
Asiago
HC Bolzano
Devils Milano
Alpenliga
Asiago
Devils Milano
Olympics 1992, 1994, 1998, 2006
World Championships 1986 B, 1987 B, 1989 B, 1990 B, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
Nationality Italian
Born October 19, 1965,
Gallio
Pro Career 1982 – 2008

Lucio Topatigh (born on October 10th 1965 in Gallio, Italy) is a retired professional Italian winger. He played his whole career in Lega Italiana Hockey Ghiaccio and Alpenliga.

One of the best Italian players ever, Topatigh began his club career in 1983 with Asiago. He transfered in 1986 to HC Bolzano, in 1991 back to Asiago, then in 1993 to Devils Milano. He left Milano after the end of the 1994-95 season. Topatigh began the 1995-96 season with Asiago, but after 10 games, he signed with HC Bolzano again. He stayed there until 1999. After that, he moved back to Asiago. He retired in 2008. He had his best season in 1999-00, where he racked up an impressive 58 goals and 69 assists for 127 points in only 45 games.

Il Falco di Gallio ("The Hawk of Gallio"), as he is nicknamed by the fans, has been a regular member of the Squadra Azzura since 1983, taking part at the 1984 World Junior Championship "Pool C", 1985 World Junior Championship "Pool B", 1986, 1987, 1989 and 1990 World Championships "Pool B", 1992, 1994, 1998 and 2006 Olympics and at the 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2002 World Championships. He was the oldest player on the Italian squad in Turin for the 2006 Olympics.

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