Michael Spacek

by Jamie Zadow on April 2, 2018

Michael Spacek

Michael   Spacek, C/RW

Shoots: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 187

Born: 1997-04-09

Hometown: Marianske Lazne, CZE

Drafted: 2015 by Winnipeg Jets, 108th overall

 

 

 

 

Observations:

April 2018 – Spacek has crept into the Moose’s top-10 in scoring with 14 goals and 34 points in 65 games. He hasn’t exactly taken the AHL by storm this year with the type of offensive flare we saw from him during his junior days, but he’s having a solid second half to the campaign. Spacek still needs plenty of seasoning at the pro level before he will be ready to make the leap to the NHL. Jamie Zadow

 

February 2018 - In his first full season with the Moose, Spacek has struggled at times to find his scoring touch with just nine goals and 23 points in 44 games. He shows flashes of scoring prowess with that quick release on the powerplay, but he is still a ways off in his development at the pro level and will likely be a project for the Jets organization moving forward. Jamie Zadow

September 2017 - Spacek will look to establish his scoring presence in the AHL with the Manitoba Moose this season. There, he should get plenty of powerplay time and an opportunity to build on his terrific junior season in the WHL. There is plenty of depth in the Jets forward core, so Spacek projects as more of a long-term fantasy play. - Jamie Zadow

 

August 2017 – Spacek led the WHL's Red Deer Rebels in scoring last season with 30 goals and 85 points in 59 games. The 20-year-old Czech forward signed a three-year entry level contract with the Jets back in June and is expected to play full-time with the Manitoba Moose in the AHL this year. Spacek also led the Rebels with 12 points in their first-round playoff loss to the Lethbridge Hurricanes in seven games. He will look to build on his strong junior year as he prepares for the pro game this fall. Jamie Zadow

 

October 2016 – Spacek wasn't able to crack the Jets roster and was assigned back to his junior club, the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL. David Dickenson

 

September 2016 – Spacek came over to North America in 2015-16 to play with the Red Deer Rebels, where he enjoyed a strong 54 point season in 61 games and got to play in the Memorial Cup. Spacek has a nice offensive game to match his defensive prowess and could fill almost any role on a roster. He plays very well in traffic and is a nice complimentary players to other skilled players on his line. David Dickenson

 

December 2015Spacek has been having a very solid rookie season with Red Deer Rebels. He is currently 2nd in team scoring at exactly a point-per-game pace. Red Deer Is hosting the memorial cup this year and Spacek is playing an integral role which is great for him and his development. Spacek will be one of the Czech Republic’s seven returning players and will be playing a very important role as the team’s 1st-line center. He will be playing alongside Pavel Zacha to start the tourney against Russia and it will be very interesting to see how he does. Chris Hartley

 

June 2015 – The Winnipeg Jets selected Michael Spacek with the 108th pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The Czech forward has options to play in the Western Hockey League in 2015-16 after the Red Deer Rebels selected Spacek in the first round of the 2015 CHL Import Draft. Brendan Ross

 

June 2015Spacek plays a strong all-around player and is more of a play maker than he is a goal scorer, capitalizing on incredible vision. Spacek has already suited up at a U20 WJC this year as well as played for two U18 Czechs squads, where he posted a point-per-game both times. In the Czech league, Spacek spent this year primarily in the men’s league but he also played it the U20 league and played for his clubs’ U18 team in the playoffs, posting six points in four games. He needs to add some physical strength to really be considered a premier skilled talent in this draft. Benjamin Gallant

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

There’s little doubt, he’ll be a contributor at the NHL-level, but the question is whether it will be in a more offensive or defensive role.

 

 

Footage:

Michael Spacek lights the lamp on the powerplay:

 

 

Spacek's speed

 

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