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Fantasy Summary

Strong two-way defenseman who is capable of putting up points but also playing great shutdown defensive hockey.


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June 2023 – Spacek remains an intriguing offensive-minded defense prospect for the Wild. In the 2022-23 season, he played his second full season for the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL where he established himself as one of the premier offensive defensemen in the league putting up 57 points in 58 games and adding eight points in 14 playoff games. He also played an important role on the Czech national junior team that took silver at the IIHF World Junior Championships. At age 20, Spacek is ready to turn professional and will most certainly start his career for the Iowa Wild in the AHL during the upcoming 2023-24 season. Nathan Leblanc

 

January 2023 – Spacek, who was drafted in the 5th round at the 2022 NHL draft, is having a strong season with the Sherbrooke Phoenix of the QMJHL. It is Spacek’s second season in the QMJHL after putting up 50 points in 57 games during the 21-22 season and 13 points in 11 games in a strong playoff. This season, Spacek has put up 26 points in 29 games for a strong Sherbrooke team who are contenders to win the QMJHL league title. Spacek also represented Czechia at the 2023 World Junior championships, where he demonstrated his strong play with 8 points in 7 games, helping to lead Czechia to a silver medal. Spacek has the potential to be a second-pairing defenseman at the NHL level, however, will need to keep refining his game at the AHL level before-hand. With Minnesota lacking up-and-coming defenseman in the pipeline, Spacek could break into the team sooner rather than later. Nathan Leblanc

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 18, 2003
Height 6‘0”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 153

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 HC Meteor Tremosna U16Czechia U1634 1 67 20|        
  Plzensky kraj U15ODM8 0 00 2|        
 2018-2019 HC Plzen U16Czechia U1636 5 914 28|Playoffs4 1 01
 2019-2020 HC Plzen U17Czechia U1719 3 1114 16|        
  HC Plzen U20DHL Cup9 1 45 4|        
  HC Plzen U20DHL SuperCup2 0 00 0|        
  Czechia U17WHC-176 0 00 0|        
  Czechia U17 (all)International-Jr21 1 12 6|        
 2020-2021 HC Plzen U20Czechia U208 1 34 32|        
  HC Stadion LitomericeCzechia22 0 11 0|        
  Czechia U18WJC-183 0 00 0|        
  Czechia U18 (all)International-Jr8 0 00 4|        
 2021-2022 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL57 12 3850 44|Playoffs11 2 1113
  Czechia U19 (all)International-Jr3 0 11 0|        
  Czechia U20WJC-207 0 11 4|        
  Czechia U20 (all)WJC-20 Cancelled2 0 11 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr12 1 56 6|        
 2022-2023 Sherbrooke PhoenixQMJHL58 13 4457 30|Playoffs14 3 58
  Czechia U20WJC-207 3 58 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr8 3 58 0|        
 2023-2024 Iowa WildAHL42 2 46 8|        
  Iowa HeartlandersECHL3 2 02 0|        

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