Lukas Martinka


A native of Trencin, Slovakia, Lukas grew up playing ice hockey in the Dukla Trencin system, where he won U18 and U20 Slovakian Elite League before the CHL Import Draft in 2004.

In the 2004 CHL Import Draft, Lukas was drafted in the second round as the overall number 64 by Val-d'Or Foreurs.

In 2006, Lukas came back to Europe from Canada to finish his high school and college education, while he was playing in the second-highest league in Finland for Leki Hockey in Mestis and Neuilly-sur-Marne in France.

After a couple of years in Finland, Lukas played in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In 2011, Lukas moved to Kazakhstan, where he lived for more than six years and played the Elite League for Arystan Temirtau. In the last two seasons of his hockey career, Lukas played in Poland for KH GKS Katowice and Zaglebie Sosnowiec. 

Lukas is fluent in six languages - Russian, Slovak, Polish, Kazakh, English and German. Luka's wife is a former professional volleyball player from Kazakhstan. In 2019, Lukas started to work for the World Development Sports Group, and he is a family advisor and sports manager for Eastern Europe.