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