Jakub Skarek

New York Islanders
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Fantasy Summary

A highly skilled classic butterfly netminder with size. Top end hand-discipline coupled with great vision and edge work gives hope for real potential fantasy impact. Although an elite toolset is there, consistency is lacking. The next few years of development will be crucial in telling where his future lies.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CZE
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 10, 1999
Height 6‘3”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 3; Overall: 72

Observations

September 2018 – The New York Islanders signed their 2018 draftee to a three-year, entry-level contract on July 5th. The 18-year-old had a .912 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against average last campaign in 21 games playing in the Czech league. Despite poor international numbers, Jakub Skarek was widely considered to be the best goaltender at the draft. After having completed three days at the Islanders rookie camp this week, Skarek will return to Finland joining his new team the Lahti Pelicans of the Liiga on a two-year deal. Skarek’s role models are Sergei Bobrovsky and Andrei Vasilevskiy; he states his dream is to follow their examples and become a starter in the NHL. Jesse Sherman


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2011-2012 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 1 12.00 .765 |        
  Pirati Chomutov QC Int PW 2 2.80 - |        
 2012-2013 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 7 2.90 .905 |        
 2013-2014 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 14 2.07 .923 | Playoffs 0
  HC Dukla Jihlava B U16 Czech U16 2 6 3.33 .926 |        
  Kraj Vysocina U15 ODM 7 1.90 .925 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 0 - - |        
 2014-2015 HC Dukla Jihlava U16 Czech U16 36 2.07 .937 | Playoffs 2 3.00 .916
  HC Dukla Jihlava B U16 Czech U16 2 0 - - |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 1 6.00 .833 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U20 Czech U20 1 0.00 1.000 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech2 0 - - | Playoffs 0 - -
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 13 2.80 .911 |        
 2015-2016 HC Dukla Jihlava U18 Czech U18 3 3.35 .894 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava U20 Czech U20 9 2.11 .939 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech2 20 2.26 .931 | Playoffs 4 1.94 .941
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech Q - - - | Qualification 10 4.00 .889
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 3 4.67 .863 |        
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 12 3.29 .898 |        
 2016-2017 HC Dukla Jihlava U20 Czech U20 1 1.00 .950 |        
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech2 28 2.11 .925 | Playoffs 5 1.96 .916
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech Q 0 - - | Qualification 2 1.88 .932
  HC Sparta Praha Czech 4 1.47 .946 |        
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 1.92 .930 |        
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 4 5.29 .853 |        
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 11 2.91 .899 |        
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 3 3.34 .884 |        
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 5 3.18 .898 |        
 2017-2018 HC Dukla Jihlava Czech 21 2.41 .913 | Relegation 2 3.60 .857
  HC Dukla Jihlava Czech Q - - - | Qualification 3 2.59 .894
  HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 10 1.90 .942 |        
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 6 3.65 .865 |        
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 5 5.19 .848 |        
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 7 5.28 .801 |        
 2018-2019 Pelicans Liiga 16 2.02 .921 |        
  Peliitat Suomen Cup 1 1.00 .957 |        
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 1 9.00 .790 |        
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - |        

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