HC Kometa Brno/Czech
Height: 6’1″/ Weight: 172 lbs.
Physical Play Great
Offensive Play Great
Defensive Play Great
Hockey Sense Excellent
1. If there’s one part of Svozil’s game that stands out, it’s his ability to read the ice; his vision is rare for a defenseman.
2. Along with elite vision, Svozil’s ability to always know where everyone is is unparalleled, due to his terrific hockey IQ.
3. Svozil’s passing ability is simply gorgeous; his ability to see teammates, open lanes, and create scoring chances is terrific.
Areas for improvement
- Should be a more effective two-way defenseman when he puts on more weight.
- Puck Control needs to be better.
Stanislav Svozil is far from a common name at this point, largely thanks to his situation. He has avoided top-end leagues or high-end juniors and instead risen through the ranks in the Czech Republic. Svozil has been a fixture of Czech hockey for years now, constantly being featured in international play. In fact, he represented Czech in each of the last three seasons, dating back to when the then-15-year-old Svozil suited up for the U16 team and scored 14 points in 16 games. Svozil even earned his entry to the Czech League, the country’s premier league, as a 16-year-old. He was the youngest player in the league by far and was faced off against some of the most experienced hockey players in all of Eastern Europe. Stanislav Svozil has the Hockey IQ, Instincts, and vision to be a top-10 pick; he also has the passing ability to be a top-10 pick as well. While his overall two-way game could use some work, and his stickhandling is a little below where it needs to be, his strengths so far outweigh his weaknesses. His ability to perform as a top-level playmaker as a 16-17-year-old in a professional league against adults is simply incredible. His amazing IQ and passing do make him absolutely great on the power-play as well. Svozil is the ideal man to quarterback the man-advantage, posing so many different threats. He’s really an all-around dynamo in the offensive-end, thanks to a level of hockey IQ that’s only matched by players like Carson Lambos, Brandt Clarke, and Owen Power; the three best defencemen in the 2021 NHL Draft. Stanislav Svozil has the talent to be a Top-10 pick in the 2021 NHL Draft; however, he is most likely going to get overlooked because he plays in the Czech league.
A Smooth Skating defenseman with terrific vision, insincts, passing, and hockey IQ.
Style Comparison: Roman Josi
NHL Potential: Top Pair Offensive Defenseman
|2018-19||HC Brno U20||Czech U19||40||8||27|
|2019-20||HC Kometa Brno||Czech||41||2||5|
|2020-21||Czech Republic U20 (all)||International-Jr||9||1||6|