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Poised, mobile two-way defenseman with great retrieval and breakout ability. Work on his handling skill and ability to work the blue line could see him become a do-it-all top-four defenseman.


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February 2024 – Badinka is my pick for the likely late riser in this draft class, as his type of profile and toolkit rarely goes overlooked among NHL teams. He’s very mobile, composed under pressure, and a consistently capable breakout passer. He uses his aggression, scanning, and physicality in tandem with his mobility to effectively defend the rush and the slot at the SHL level. His handling remains quite limited (3.5-grade tool) which limits his on-puck offense, but his fluid off-puck rotations in the offensive zone help create space, time, and defensive confusion. His game exudes maturity, which has been routinely tested by SHL competition; he keeps the simple and effective play in his back pocket while scanning for more dangerous options, making his fall-back option a consistently smart one. Some tool refinement will be needed for Badinka to project as a clear top 4 talent in the NHL, but he already possesses many important building blocks for a modern meat-and-potatoes defenseman. Sebastian High

Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 27, 2005
Height 6‘3”
Weight 183 lbs
Drafted No


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 2019-2020 Pirati Chomutov U17Czechia U1716 2 24 6|        
  Pirati Chomutov B U17Czechia U17 21 0 11 0|        
  Ustecky kraj U15ODM7 0 33 2|        
 2020-2021 Pirati Chomutov U17Czechia U174 0 00 2|        
 2021-2022 Pirati Chomutov U17Czechia U1729 12 4355 40|Playoffs2 1 01
  Pirati Chomutov U20Czechia U2018 1 910 20|        
  Pirati ChomutovCzechia43 2 13 4|Playoffs4 1 45
  Czechia U17 (all)International-Jr13 2 24 12|        
 2022-2023 Jokerit U20U20 SM-sarja43 5 2126 16|Playoffs12 1 34
  Czechia U18 (all)International-Jr20 0 77 14|        
  Czechia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 22 4|        
  Czechia U18 5-Ntn Zuchwil4 0 11 0|        
 2023-2024 Malmö Redhawks J20J20 Nationell15 2 1012 39|        
  Malmö RedhawksSHL30 1 34 6|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr3 0 00 0|