|Born|| March 27, 1979,|
|Died|| August 8 2001 (aged 22),|
Hainburg an der Donau, Austria
| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
186 lb (84 kg; 13 st 4 lb)
|Pro clubs||Kentucky Thoroughblades|
Zoltán Bátovský (March 27, 1979 - August 8, 2001) was a Slovak professional ice hockey forward who last played for the Kentucky Thoroughblades of the American Hockey League (AHL). He previously played for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).
Bátovský began his junior career with HC Banska Bystrica's U20 team. At the 1997 CHL Import Draft, he was selected in the 1st round, 22nd overall by the Drummondville Voltigeurs. In his rookie season with the team, in 1997-98 he appeared in 69 regular season games and almost went point-per game, scoring 65 points with 22 goals and 43 assists. However, he remained undrafted by an NHL team after not being selected at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Bátovský's point number increased in the 1998-99 season. He played in 62 games and tallied 29 goals and 42 assits for 71 points. Bátovský's final season with Drummondville in 1999-00 was his best season yet point-producing wise, appearing in 63 games, he scored 27 goals and 60 assists for 87 points.
Bátovský played his first season of professional hockey in 2000-01 with the Sharks American Hockey League affiliate, the Kentucky Thoroughblades. He tallied 9 goals and 19 assists in 79 regular season games. He also played in 3 playoff games, also adding 2 assists in 3 games.
|Competitor for Slovakia|
|World Junior Championships|
Bátovský was killed on August 8, 2001 in Hainburg an der Donau, Austria after he was dropped off at the airport by a friend, Bátovský fell asleep while he was driving, causing his car to lose control and hit a tree, his car would veer off again and hit another tree, killing Bátovský.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
- ↑ 1997 CHL Import Draft List. Canadian Hockey League. Retrieved on 2018-04-08.
- ↑ A Look Back at the IIHF World Junior Championships in Canada (2007-09-03). Retrieved on 2018-04-08.
- ↑ Southeastern kicker deals with tragedy (2001-08-20). Retrieved on 2018-04-08.
- ↑ Sharks prospect killed in car accident (2001-08-10). Retrieved on 2018-04-08.