21 Facts About Peter Bondra


Peter Bondra is a Ukrainian-born Slovak former professional ice hockey player.

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Peter Bondra was the general manager of the Slovakia national team from 2007 to 2011.

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Peter Bondra has the fewest points among all players who reached that milestone with 892.

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Peter Bondra is one of a few players who scored five or more goals in one game in NHL.

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Peter Bondra was born in 1968 in Bakivtsi, Lutsk Raion, Ukraine, which was then a part of the Soviet Union.

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Peter Bondra's father had moved to Lutsk from Jakubany, Czechoslovakia, when he was 16, and where he met his wife.

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Peter Bondra was a Soviet citizen when he arrived in the United States, later obtaining a Slovak passport and citizenship in 1993 before the start of the 1994 Winter Olympics qualifying tournament.

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Peter Bondra has participated in multiple alumni games and appearances with the current Capitals organization.

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Peter Bondra's son David is a forward of Bratislava Capitals and plays for Slovak national team, similarly to his father.

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Peter Bondra played one season for HK Poprad in the lower ranks of Czechoslovak league competition, and transferred to VSZ Kosice in the First Division at the age of 18.

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Peter Bondra was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1990 NHL Entry Draft, 156th overall.

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In Washington, Peter Bondra became one of the more prolific goal-scorers of the 1990s.

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In 14 years with the Capitals, Peter Bondra scored 472 goals and racked up 353 assists in 961 games.

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Peter Bondra holds the Capitals team records in short-handed goals.

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In 1997 and 1999, Peter Bondra won the Fastest Skater Competition on All-Star weekend.

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Peter Bondra drove to the net and netted the rebound of Jassen Cullimore's shot from the left point past Toronto's Jean-Sebastien Aubin, 6:37 into the third period on the power play.

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Peter Bondra was the 37th player in league history to reach the 500-goal mark and the fourth player to record his 500th goal in a Blackhawks sweater, joining Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Michel Goulet.

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On 29 October 2007, Peter Bondra announced his retirement from professional hockey at the age of 39.

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Since retirement, Peter Bondra has represented Colosseo USA, a Slovak company that makes custom video scoreboards.

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Peter Bondra has represented Slovakia on seven occasions in international competition, including the 1994 Winter Olympics qualifying tournament, the 1998 Winter Olympics, the 2006 Winter Olympics, the 1996 World Cup of Hockey and the Ice Hockey World Championship in 2002 and 2003.

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Peter Bondra notched five points in eight games to help Slovakia earn the bronze medal at the 2003 World Championship.

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