Related: Simon Nemec
Juraj Slafkovsky is projected to be a top 10 pick in the 2022 draft because of his rare mix of size and skill. At 6’4/225, Slafkovsky already has excellent size, and has an impressive offensive skillset, which includes elite speed and puck skills, along with outstanding hockey sense and offensive instincts. His rare mix of size and skill makes him a tough player to pass on in the draft.
Physical Play Good
Offensive Play Great
Defensive Play Average
Hockey Sense Excellent
- Has excellent size and strength, along with impressive offensive instincts.
- Is an elite skater and has outstanding puck handling ability.
- Has outstanding hockey sense and vision
Areas of Improvement
- Needs to work on his shot power
- Needs to improve his defensive play.
Juraj Slafkovsky has been one of the most hyped up prospects since his breakthrough season with TPS U18 in the 2019-20 season, where he scored 22 goals and 52 points in 39 games. Slafkovsky continued to show improvement in his game during the 2020-21 season, when he scored 8 goals and 13 points in 16 for the TPS U20. Although he hasn’t been productive for Slovakia in international play, he has been an important part of their team for the past two season, and will continue to be a crucial piece part of the team for years to come. Much like Rick Nash, Slafkovsky projects to be a highly skilled power forward, with excellent size, skating ability, and puck skills. He is relentless in his puck pursuit and also has incredible hockey sense as well. Juraj Slafkovsky should be a safe bet to be a top 10 pick in next years’ draft.
Skill: Highly skilled offensive player with excellent size and hockey sense
NHL Comparison: Rick Nash
NHL Potential: Top Line Left Winger
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|2020-21||TPS U20||U20 SM-sarja||16||8||13|