Radek Faksa

Brad Phillips

2016-11-21

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Radek Faksa, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 202

Born: 1994-01-09

Hometown: Opava, Czech Rebublic

Drafted: 2012 by Dallas Stars, 13th Overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

November 2016 – Radek has been up and down the lineup over the first part of the season. Injuries have caused him to play in a lot of different situations. Faksa is a very good player, but maybe not a great fantasy player. He has excelled in the face-off circle, and does a lot of the little things to contribute. One of his wingers is Antoine Roussel, so Faksa isn’t in an ideal situation for point producing. There’s a lot to like about Radek, it might be best to wait and see. It would be nice to see a more talented line before going in on him. Matt Kowalski

 

April 2016 – It's not on a scoring line like many people had expected when he was selected 13th overall, but Faksa appears to have found his role in Dallas. Coach Ruff has been using him on the PK and deploying him in all manner of defensive situation as evidenced by his 57.9% dSZ%, and has him matching him up against the likes of Thornton, Getzlaf, Toews and Kopitar. His offensive numbers reflect his role. He started out his NHL career with just one goal in his first 36 games. But he found his stride towards the end of the season to finish with five goals and seven assists in 45 games. His faceoffs could use some work, winning them at just a 49% rate in the regular season but has seen an uptick in the playoffs with a 62% success rate. Small sample for sure, but it's encouraging that he is able to turn things up a notch when the games matter most. Brad Phillips

 

December 2015 – With Ales Hemsky headed to the IR, Radek Faksa has been recalled from the AHL. This will he Faksa's second stint with the big club this season. In 14 games he has a goal and an assist. He'll likely be relegated to the fourth line duties so don't expect those numbers to increase dramatically. Brad Phillips

 

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