Former Avalanche player Marek Svatos found dead at 34 in Lone Tree home

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.

Colorado Avalanche Marek Svatos, #40, tries to keep the puck in the visitor's zone against San Jose Sharks Vincent Bamphousse, #25, and Mike Rathje, #2, in the third period of the Shark's 1-0 victory in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series in the NHL's 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Denver at the Pepsi Center on April 26, 2004. (Denver Public Library/Joe Mahoney/Rocky Mountain News/RMN-020-4206 )
Colorado Avalanche Marek Svatos, #40, tries to keep the puck in the visitor's zone against San Jose Sharks Vincent Bamphousse, #25, and Mike Rathje, #2, in the third period of the Shark's 1-0 victory in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series in the NHL's 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Denver at the Pepsi Center on April 26, 2004. (Denver Public Library/Joe Mahoney/Rocky Mountain News/RMN-020-4206 )
Colorado Avalanche Marek Svatos, #40, tries to keep the puck in the visitor’s zone against San Jose Sharks Vincent Bamphousse, #25, and Mike Rathje, #2, in the third period of the Shark’s 1-0 victory in Game 3 of their Western Conference semifinal playoff series in the NHL’s 2004 Stanley Cup Playoffs in Denver at the Pepsi Center on April 26, 2004. (Denver Public Library/Joe Mahoney/Rocky Mountain News/RMN-020-4206 )

LONE TREE, Colo. (AP) — Former Colorado Avalanche player Marek Svatos (SVAH’-tohs) 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.