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Marek Svatos, 34, ex-Colorado Avalanche player

In this Oct. 16, 2007, file photo, former

In this Oct. 16, 2007, file photo, former Colorado Avalanche right winger Marek Svatos, of Slovakia, skates before the Avalanche's NHL hockey game against the Calgary Flames in Denver. Svatos, Credit: AP / David Zalubowski

LONE TREE, Colo. — Former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos has died at his home in Colorado.

The 34-year-old Svatos was found dead late Friday night. Police have not released a cause of death or said whether the death is suspicious.

Svatos lived in Lone Tree, a suburb of Denver. Authorities say he was identified by a family member at the home.

Svatos was a native of Kosice, Slovakia. He played for the Avalanche from 2004 until 2010. He also played briefly for Nashville and Ottawa.


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