Jakub Lauko

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

Dangerously fast forward with potential to put up points. Capable of playing center but likely ends up being a winger.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CZE
Position LW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 28, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 169 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 77

Observations

December 2018 – Lauko has performed well thus far for a powerhouse Huskies team in the QMJHL. He has managed 26 points in 25 games, with a solid plus-19 rating and 94 shots on goal. Most of his production has come at even strength, which means there may be room for even greater offensive output moving forward. The speedy winger was named the QMJHL’s rookie of the month for November, and has been invited to this year’s WJC, competing for his native Czech Republic. He has become a top prospect to watch in the Bruins’ system. Chris Mazza

 

November 2018 – Lauko has continued his strong start in the QMJHL. The 77th overall pick of last years draft has 23 points through 21 games thus far. 21 of those points have come at even strength making the total even more impressive. Lauko has been an elite goal scorer at even strength this year as he’s eighth in the Q for goals per 60 minutes at even strength. Lauko has improved his release and is certainly past the injury that derailed his excellent NHL preseason. If Lauko can continue to score at 5-on-5 and improve his performance on the PP he’s in line for an excellent rookie junior season. Stuart Hall

October 2018 – After a strong training camp, Lauko signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Bruins and was assigned to Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL. During the Huskies’ first four games, the talented Czech forward has already notched three goals and an assist on 12 shots. Out to prove that he was one of the best value picks of the 2018 NHL Draft, Lauko is off to a good start in his first season on North American ice. The Bruins’ third round pick last June has also performed well during international competitions, and should have the opportunity to produce for the Czech Republic at this year’s World Junior Championship. While he is still a few years away, Lauko plays the game with speed and skill, and his production this season should be monitored closely as he looks to establish himself as a prospect with real NHL potential. Chris Mazza

June 2018 – With the Bruins pick in the third round they chose speed. Jakub Lauko is a speedy winger who can also play up the middle and played this past season for Pirati Chomutov in the Czech league. It was his second season in the league after making his debut as a 16 year old against men. He had a modest three goals and nine points in 42 games in his draft year. The totals don’t leap off the page to say that least but the B’s staff think he could be one of the steals of the draft. His greatest asset is his speed. He has uncanny speed and uses it to power past opposing defenders to drive the net. Unlike many players whose primary asset is their jets, he also has a nice finishing touch and his hands can keep up with the feet. He won’t be fantasy relevant in the immediate future, but with more mass and some refining to his game, he could be a dangerous offensive asset in the future. Sid Osmond


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Piráti Chomutov U16 Czech U16 13 1 2 3 4 | Playoffs 4 0 3 3
 2014-2015 Piráti Chomutov U16 Czech U16 33 19 28 47 24 | Playoffs 5 2 4 6
  Piráti Chomutov U16 Final tournament 3 1 0 1 4 |          
 2015-2016 Piráti Chomutov U16 Czech U16 24 26 35 61 30 | Playoffs 3 2 2 4 14 
  Piráti Chomutov U18 Czech U18 29 8 14 22 36 | Playoffs 7 2 1 3 12 
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 14 4 4 8 12 |          
 2016-2017 Piráti Chomutov U18 Czech U18 14 11 9 20 51 |          
  Pirati Chomutov U20 Czech U20 10 4 3 7 8 |          
  Pirati Chomutov Czech 28 2 0 2 2 | Playoffs 9 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 4 3 7 14 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 20 7 11 18 42 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 4 0 2 2 10 |          
 2017-2018 Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 4 0 4 8 |          
  Pirati Chomutov Czech 42 3 6 9 20 | Relegation 6 1 2 3
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 7 3 3 6 8 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 24 12 6 18 66 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 6 1 0 1 4 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 8 1 0 1 6 |          
 2018-2019 Rouyn-Noranda Huskies QMJHL 26 12 14 26 29 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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