Juraj Slafkovsky is still two years into his teens, but he’s just added one of the most prestigious honors you can get on the international ice hockey scene.
Slafkovsky led the Slovak team to the bronze medal with a 4-0 shutout against Sweden on Saturday, scoring two goals. Slafkovsky finished the Games with seven goals in seven games played.
The Beijing 2022 Winter Games were the first Olympics for the 17-year-old. Slafkovsky has appeared in the IIHF World Junior Championship (WJC), Ice Hockey World Championships (WC) and Hlinka Gretzky Cup (HG18) in 2021 alone, all for Slovakia.
The team finished eighth in the WJC and the World Championship, while winning the silver medal in the HG18. During the team’s silver medal run last year, Slafkovsky had nine points on three goals and six assists in five games.