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Miroslav Svoboda
Born (1995-03-07)7 March 1995,
Vsetín, Czech Republic
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
ELH team
F. teams
HC Vítkovice
HC Oceláři Třinec
HC Plzeň
Atlanta Gladiators
Dornbirner EC
NHL Draft 208th overall, 2015
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2014–present

Miroslav Svoboda (born 7 March 1995) is a Czech professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing under contract with HC Vítkovice Ridera of the Czech Extraliga (ELH). Svoboda was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 7th round (208th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[]

Svoboda made his Czech Extraliga debut playing with HC Oceláři Třinec debut during the 2014–15 season.[1] During the 2016–17 season, Svoboda played the entirety of the year on loan with second tier club, HC Dukla Jihlava, backstopping the club to promotion back to the Extraliga. On 25 April 2017, Svoboda opted to leave Trinec for a starting role in agreeing to a two-year contract with HC Plzeň.[2]

On 26 April 2018, he signed with the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League (NHL).[3] After attending the Predators training camp, Svoboda was re-assigned to primary affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. With the logjam in the Admirals, Svoboda was re-assigned to begin the 2018–19 with secondary ECHL affiliate, the Atlanta Gladiators. On October 20, 2018, he was recalled to the Nashville Predators to replace the injured Pekka Rinne.[4] He was returned to the Admirals on 22 October 2018.[5] Svoboda never made an appearance in the AHL, featuring in 14 games in the ECHL before opting to be placed on unconditional waivers by the Predators in order to mutually terminate his contract on 9 January 2019.[6]

As a free agent, on 13 January 2019, Svoboda opted to play out the remainder of the season in Finland, joining top flight Liiga club, Tappara.[7] Before making an appearance with Tappara, Svoboda was loaned to Mestis club, LeKi, on 18 January 2019.[8] After 6 games he left his contract with Tappara, playing out the remainder of the season with Austrian club, Dornbirner EC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL).

On March 5, 2019, Svoboda decided to return for the following 2019–20 season to the Czech Extraliga, agreeing on a one-year contract with HC Vítkovice Ridera.[9]


  1. Miroslav Svoboda player profile (2015-04-03). Retrieved on 2015-04-03.
  2. "Svoboda goes from Trinec to Plzen" (in Czech). (2017-04-25). Retrieved on 2017-04-25.
  3. Predators Sign Goaltender Miroslav Svoboda (26 April 2018). Retrieved on 26 April 2018.
  4. RotoWire (20 October 2018). Predators' Miroslav Svoboda: Set for promotion (en). Retrieved on 1 December 2018.
  5. RotoWire. "Predators' Miroslav Svoboda: Sent down to minors", 22 October 2018. Retrieved on 23 October 2018. (en) 
  6. Elliotte Friedman (2019-01-09). "Svoboda, Wilson on waivers". Twitter. Retrieved on 2019-01-09.
  7. Goalkeeper Miroslav Svoboda to Tappara (Finnish) (2019-01-13). Retrieved on 2019-01-13.
  8. Today in Tappara (Finnish) (2019-01-18). Retrieved on 2019-01-18.
  9. "Miroslav Svoboda the new Goaltender for Vitkovice" (in Czech). HC Vítkovice Ridera (5 March 2019). Retrieved on 5 March 2019.

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