Oliver Bonk Father Radek Bonk And Mother Jill Sarcen- Parents And Brother

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Oliver Bonk father, Radek Bonk, is a former pro ice hockey player who had more than two decades of career before retirement. He lastly played for Ocelái Tinec in the Czech Extraliga.

Radek Bonk tied the knot with Canadian-born Jill Saracen. The couple met when Bonk was a member of the Senate.

The pair gave birth to four children: two daughters, Kennedy and Maya, and two sons, Cameron and Oliver.

Oliver Bonk During A Match Playing For The London Knights
Oliver Bonk During A Match Playing For The London Knights (Source: Instagram)

Oliver Bonk was born on January 9, 2005, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Bonk is a Canadian ice hockey player playing as a defenseman for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

The defenseman recorded ten goals and 30 assists in 67 games in his first full season with the London Knights in the 2022–23 season.

Moreover, with 40 points, he had the second-highest point total among rookie defensemen in the OHL. He also led the league with 17 power-play points and four short-handed points.

Furthermore, the ice hockey player was drafted in the 2023 NHL Entry Draft with the 22nd overall pick.

Oliver Bonk Father: A Former Ice Hockey Player

Radek Bonk is the father of the defenceman Oliver Bonk. Radek is a retired Czech professional ice hockey player who played as a center.

The most recent team he played for is Ocelái Tinec of the Czech Extraliga.

Bonk’s father began his playing career with Slezan Opava in the Junior Czech League and Zln in the Czech Extraliga.

Radek Bonk, A Former Ice Hockey Player
Radek Bonk, A Former Ice Hockey Player (Source: Twitter)

Later, he was signed to the International Hockey League (IHL)’s Las Vegas Thunder. The center spent the 1993–94 season in Las Vegas.

Moreover, Radek’s performance was impressive and was recognized as soon as he began playing in the IHL.

Bonk became a “can’t miss” talent because of his young age (17), size, and capacity to quickly adjust to North America’s more physical style of hockey.

This made him one step closer to his dream of entering the NHL Draft.

Eventually, the Ottawa Senators drafted Radek third overall in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, the first forward selected.

In 2000 and 2001, the player earned the title of NHL All-Star. After almost 22 years of his playing career, he announced his retirement on May 19, 2014.

Oliver Paid A Tribute To His Dad: Mullet Hair Cut

Bonk’s hairstyle was one of the 2023 Upper Deck NHL Draft highlights at Bridgestone Arena.

Oliver Bonk's Hairstyle Like His Father
Oliver Bonk’s Hairstyle Like His Father (Source: NHL)

The mullet was a tribute to his father, Radek, who had one of the best business-in-the-front, party-in-the-back hairstyles in hockey history when he was drafted 29 years ago to the day at the Hartford Civic Center.

“I wanted to do it as a tribute to him. He has been a big part of my hockey career and my life, so I wanted to give some props to him,” said Oliver Bonk.

The player also mentioned that his father had a better flow than he did. However, Oliver tried his best, but the time given wasn’t sufficient.

The defenseman got his mullet last month for the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo. The father was shocked to see his son after Bonk came back home with a mullet.

The defenseman got his mullet last month for the NHL Draft Combine in Buffalo.

Neeki Kakshyapati
Neeki Kakshyapati

Neeki Kakshyapati

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