Fantasy Summary

Don’t expect big offensive numbers but Galvas has the talent to be a top-four defender in the NHL.


Observations

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July 2022 – Galvas may be further down the pecking order on the Blackhawks dept chart however he has been making solid strides this past year. He played six games with the Chicago Blackhawks during the 2021-2022 season posting zero points. His ice time was the second highest in Blackhawks history for an NHL debut at 24:10 since Duncan Keith whose debut in 2005 was a total of 24:18. His AHL point production was fairly decent with 20 points in 59 games. However, his defensive play has improved over time. Do not expect a lot of point production out of him. He is a young solid stay-at-home defenseman who has a strong transition game and above average hockey IQ for being just 22 years old. Puneet Sharma

 

October 2020 – Galvas has started his second season with Jukurit and is off to a very good start. The fact he is playing while other defencemen in the system are waiting bodes well for his development. At this point, possibly picking up a full year of in game action could rocket him up the depth chart. Tony Carr

 

April 2020 – The organization is still very high on the 2017 fifth-round pick. The Czech defender appears poised to spend another season playing for Jukurit of the Finnish Elite League (Liiga). With a large group of young defensemen in the system already, the Blackhawks are content to take their time developing Galvas. Tony Carr

 

February 2019 – Points do not always tell the tale of a player and that is the case with Galvas. He only registered one assist in five games during the WJC but his defensive play was much improved from the previous tournament. The organization seems to be very high on him and will be careful with his development. Tony Carr

 

December 2018- Galvas has been given the chance to earn his second trip to the world junior hockey championships after being named to the Czech Republic’s preliminary roster. He is putting together a solid season playing in the Czech Republic’s top division with HC Olomouc where he currently sits second on the team in points. Tony Carr

 

December 2017 – The Blackhawks continued their trend of drafting smooth skating, smart defensemen when taking Galvas in the fifth round at this year’s draft. Galvas does everything well on the ice but will need to pack on some weight to his undersized frame. Despite his lack of size, he does not shy away from the physical side of the game. It will be interesting to see how he handles the smaller ice surface here in North America when he represents the Czech Republic at the 2018 World Junior Championship. Tony Carr

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 15, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 5; Overall: 150

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 HC Olomouc U16Czechia U1631 3 58 0|        
 2013-2014 HC Olomouc U16Czechia U1628 4 812 8|Playoffs3 1 01
  Olomoucky kraj U15ODM5 0 11 2|        
 2014-2015 HC Olomouc U16Czechia U1632 11 1829 16|Playoffs2 2 35
  HC Olomouc U18Czechia U1819 3 69 6|Playoffs8 1 01
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr17 0 11 4|        
 2015-2016 HC Olomouc U18Czechia U1812 3 710 4|        
  HC Olomouc U20