BRITISH CAREER: (2007) Reading; (2010-13) Peterborough.
MAJOR HONOURS: World Under-21 Team Cup Champion: 2006, 2007.
Buczkowski was signed by Reading promoter Malcolm Holloway in August 2007 and went on to make eleven official appearances for the now defunct Berkshire club, during which he showed great style and pace on his way to a real-time average of 4.52.
Regrettably, he had to have his spleen removed and was left in an induced coma after sustaining four broken ribs and bruising to his lungs, brain and spine in a horrifying spill whilst representing Bydgoszcz in a home match versus Ostrów in the Polish Division One Play-Offs on 21 September 2008.
Thankfully, he subsequently regained fitness and, in December 2009, the double Under-21 World Cup gold medallist was named in Peterborough's starting line-up for 2010. ‘Buszek' quickly settled in and was to be an impressive scorer in several of the Panthers' early-season matches, but required a short spell on the sidelines after suffering a broken metatarsal in a crash at Rybnik in his homeland on 2 May.
The Pole underwent an operation the day after the accident, when surgeons inserted a metal pin in his fractured foot. He quickly returned to action for the Panthers and was to reel-off an amazing string of jaw-dropping tallies from a reserve berth at the East of England Showground; 15+1 points v. Wolverhampton on 14 May, 14+4 points v. Belle Vue on 20 May, 16+1 points v. Ipswich on 31 May and 14+3 points v. Lakeside on 3 June.
Having become an asset of the club, the exciting rider went on to yield 228 points from thirty-four matches for an excellent average of 6.39. As a result, he all but swept the board in Peterborough's end-of-season awards on 6 November. Indeed, the Polish star carried off a sackful of silverware at the 2010 Panthers' Party.
He was voted Riders' Rider of the Year by his team-mates and also picked up the top honour as the 100 Club Rider of the Year. On top of that, he was voted Most Improved Rider of the Year and also won the special Barry McIntosh Trophy, in honour of the former fan and sponsor.
Following a close-season dispute with the BSPA, Peterborough eventually took their place amidst the Elite League and Buczkowski was happy to line-up with the Panthers for a second successive term in 2011.
He was to maintain an average in excess of 6.5 points per match over the first half of the campaign, before hitting the heights with a first-ever Elite League maximum against Swindon at the East of England Showground on 15 August, when he tallied 13+2 points from five rides out of the often-difficult No. 2 berth.
He joined the Panthers for the 2012 season when he was re-declared back into the side at the start of June, with Jesper B Monberg making way.
The return prove to be a profitable one with the 27-year-old going onto average 8.77 in nine home meetings and a respectable 7.42 with the inclusion of six away matches.
He didn't figure in Panthers 2013 plans but was once again back in the side in early July after the team suffered an injury crisis.
This time he replaced broken scaphoid victim Linus Sundstrom.