Hockey player Ručinský announces end of career


Czech hockey player Martin Ručinský has announced the end of his career, his club Litvínov informed on Thursday. The 44-year-old veteran forward and former NHL player holds three World Championship golds as well as Olympic Gold from Nagano. He has played altogether 12 seasons for his home club Litvínov, and helped the club clinch their first-ever Extraliga title this April. In his National Hockey League career, he tallied 612 points in 961 games. Ručinský could not represent the Czech Republic in the Ice Hockey World Championships in Prague in May due to injury.