April 4, 1995|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||176 lb (80 kg; 12 st 8 lb)|
HC Slovan Bratislava
ŠHK 37 Piešťany
Denis Godla (born April 4, 1995) is a Slovak professional ice hockey goaltender. He is currently playing for HC Kladno of the Czech Extraliga. Godla was Slovakia's starting goaltender at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships where he led the team to a bronze medal, also being named in the tournament's All-Star team, the tournament's best goaltender, and overall tournament MVP. He won the 2018 Spengler Cup with KalPa
Godla was called up for four games during the 2014-15 KHL season with HC Slovan Bratislava. He struggled during his time there, posting a 0–3–0 record with a .839 save percentage and a 5.17 goals against average.
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Championships|
Godla was first chosen to represent the Slovakia at the 2013 IIHF World U18 Championships. His first game internationally was against Team Canada, where he let in four goals on 35 shots in a 4–1 loss. Godla would suit up twice more in the tournament, a 4–1 loss to Switzerland and a 6–3 loss to Germany, where he was pulled in favour of Dávid Okoličaný.
Godla went on to represent Slovakia again at the 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship. The Slovaks got off to a rough start, losing 8–0 to the powerhouse Canadians, with Godla once again being pulled for Okoličaný. The following day Godla picked up his first international win in a 2–1 upset of defending champion Finland. Godla continued to impress, making 41 saves in a 3–0 loss to the Americans, followed by 28 saves in a 5–2 victory against Germany. Godla's performance was enough to secure Slovakia a 3rd-place finish in Group A, and a spot in the playoff round. In the Quarterfinals Godla picked up his first shutout in international play in a 3–0 over the Czech Republic. The Semi-Finals saw a 5–1 loss to the Canadians, giving them a berth in the Bronze Medal game against Sweden. Godla came up big once again, making 26 saves in a 4–2 victory to capture the bronze.
His performance earned Godla tournament MVP, a spot on the tournament All-Star team, and the IIHF best goaltender award.
Regular season and playoffs
|2014–15||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL||4||0||3||0||173||15||0||5.17||.839|
|2014–15||ŠHK 37 Piešťany||SVK||4||193||10||0||3.10||.922|
Awards and honours
|IIHF World U20 Championships Bronze Medal||2015|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships All-Star Team||2015|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships Best Goaltender||2015|||
|IIHF World U20 Championships MVP||2015|||
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- "Denis Godla". Hockey Database. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
- Silverman, Cat. "Denis Godla Inks in Finland for 2015–2016 Season". Today's Slapshot. Retrieved 2015-09-28.
- Merk, Martin. "Godly Godla". IIHF. Retrieved 2015-09-29.
- 2015 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships rosters
- "Godly Godla".
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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