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Fantasy Summary

A big and mobile goalie who is calm in net and also owns good reflexes. Has potential to become an NHL starter but has a long way to go before that becomes a realistic target for him.


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March 2020 – Bednář is a big, mobile goalie. He is calm in net, uses his size and stays square to the puck, but he can also make some stellar saves thanks to his good reflexes. On the other side, sometimes he looks too lazy in net. He has solid puck handling skills, he even scored a goal at the under-16 level. He likes to play with his stick but he needs to minimize mistakes with the puck.

Last season, at age 16, Bednář made his Extraliga debut with Karlovy Vary. He was outstanding in almost all of the 15 games he played, and he helped his team avoid relegation from the top league in the country. He wasn’t as great this season recording a 4.39 goals against average and 0.844 save percentage in 13 games but he generally played against top opponents. His two superb performances came against regular season winner Liberec. He has always been great playing against guys the same age at international level.

Bednář is expected to leave Karlovy Vary after this year’s NHL Draft, where he is projected to go somewhere in the third or fourth round.  Czech Prospects

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CZE
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 26, 2002
Height 6‘4”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Karlovarsky kraj U15MMCR4 7.22 -|      
 2015-2016 Karlovarsky kraj U15ODM4 3.35 .899|      
 2016-2017 HC Karlovy Vary U16Czech U1623 3.73 .881|      
  Karlovarsky kraj U15MMCR5 3.47 .902|      
 2017-2018 HC Karlovy Vary U16Czech U1622 2.71 .904|      
  HC Karlovy Vary U18Czech U1817 2.32 .917|Playoffs1 3.05 .850
  HC Karlovy Vary U20Czech U206 3.55 .925|      
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr8 3.09 .912|      
 2018-2019 HC Karlovy Vary U20Czech U1922 2.39 .917|      
  HC Karlovy VaryCzech10 2.73 .917|Relegation5 2.59 .915
  Czech Republic U17EYOF3 0.67 .977|      
  Czech Republic U17WHC-173 4.83 .848|      
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr16 2.13 .929|      
  Czech Republic U18WJC-182 3.09 .902|      
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr3 2.17 .928|      
 2019-2020 HC Karlovy VaryCzech13 4.39 .884|Playoffs0 - -
  Czech Republic U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 4.47 .828|      
  HC Banik SokolovCzech224 3.26 .873|      
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr12 3.21 .892|      
 2020-2021 Acadie-Bathurst TitanQMJHL- - -|      
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr1 1.00 .958|      

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