JURAJ SLAFKOVSKY

Left Wing
6’4/225
Left
TPS/Liiga

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.

Size/Strength     Excellent
Skating       Excellent
Shot/Scoring      Good
Puckhandling      Excellent
Physical Play       Good
Offensive Play       Great
Defensive Play       Average
Hockey Sense        Excellent
Competitiveness   Excellent

Strengths

  1. Has excellent size and strength, along with impressive offensive instincts.
  2. Is an elite skater and has outstanding puck handling ability.
  3. Has outstanding hockey sense and vision

Areas of Improvement

  1. Needs to work on his shot power
  2. Needs to improve his defensive play.

Scouting Report:

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

Juraj Slafkovsky (2020-21 season w/ TPS)
2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Goal
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGPTS
2019-20TPS U18U18 SM-sarja392252
2020-21TPS U20U20 SM-sarja16813
Slovakia U20WJC-20500
SlovakiaWC600
Juraj Slafkovsky-stats past two seasons
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