Matej Stransky




Matej Stranksy, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-3

Weight: 201

Born: 1993-07-11

Hometown: Ostrava, Czech Republic

Drafted: 2011 by Dallas, 165th overall







October 2017 – Stransky signed a two-year deal in the KHL over the Summer. Somewhat of a curious move by Stransky, as he appeared to be progressing nicely in the AHL. He’s now moving into his mid-20’s, so a move to Russia is not promising. Stransky may find something in the KHL that will motivate him to make it to the NHL. Not worth the risk in fantasy formats at this point. Matt Kowalski

February 2017 – Stransky has enjoyed a productive season for the Texas Stars in the AHL. He continues to display his ability to score goals. This is likely his best season as a pro, and it's coming at the perfect time. The Dallas club has been struggling this season, and with possible trades looming, Stransky could find himself in the NHL. I would expect Dallas to see what he can do in a third or fourth line role before the season is over. -Matt Kowalski


August 2016 – The Stars resigned Stransky to a one-year contract in July, and with the Stars a little light on the wing, there might be an outside chance he cracks the roster. The red flag on Stransky has always been his skating, but he did seem to improve as the season went on last year. Like Brett Ritchie, Stransky fits the power-forward mold, yet Ritchie brings a much higher pedigree. Ritchie is certainly higher on the pecking order, but if injuries occur Stransky could find himself with the Dallas Stars. –Matt Kowalski


November 2015 – Is this finally the year for Stransky? After a junior career that saw him rack up 192 points in 213 games, his professional career hasn't been anywhere near as productive. But through the first 10 games of this season, he has racked up 10 points, already half way to last years total. It's a nice start but there's still a long way to go. The timing is right as Stransky is in the final year of his entry level deal, so motivation shouldn't be an issue as he's playing for his next contract. Brad Phillips

September 2015Since turning pro, Matej Stransky has struggled to replicate the offensive prowess that he demonstrated in Saskatoon. This past season, his second with Texas, was actually even more underwhelming than his less than stellar rookie year. Despite playing in 70 games, Stransky only managed to put up seven goal and 12 assists, both less than his rookie year. Call it an adjustment period if you like, but the lack of production through 135 professional games in definitely raising a few red flags. Given these past two season, it’s prudent to temper your expectations for Stransky going forward. Perhaps it shouldn’t be seen as a disappointment given his draft position, however it’s hard not to be after his final two seasons in the WHL. With a number of other prospects coming to Texas this year, Stransky needs to step his game up in a big way. -Brad Phillips


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