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Fantasy Summary

He projects to be a stay-at-home defender that could produce peripheral stats in multi-category league settings. However, he possesses all of the tools to eventually put up decent numbers if he continues his current trajectory.


Observations

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March 2020 – Korczak has all the physical attributes to become a NHL defenseman, but it appears something is not clicking. He is a right-handed shot, who plays both sides. He is big, skates and moves well, but his decision making with and without the puck is suspect. He loses his coverage while defending the rush, often drifting towards the puck carrier while allowing the weak side forward to sneak behind him. Korczak has made some poor decisions with the puck, often throwing hope passes up the middle that are intercepted. He is counted on in all situations but his compete level needs to increase to warrant his usage. He just turned 19 in January, which gives the Vegas staff plenty of time to mold him into a NHL defenseman.  Danny McGillicuddy 

 

June 2019 – Korczak was selected 41st overall by the Vegas Golden Knights in the second round of the 2019 NHL Draft. He’s an intelligent two-way defender that provides quick transition to support teammates based on his excellent skating with a big frame. Although Korczak put up respectable numbers for a draft eligible defenseman playing for the Kelowna Rockets, he was regarded as one of the best one-on-one defenders heading into the draft. It’s this complimentary style of play that had him fly under the radar because his point potential wasn’t as high as some other prospects picked right before him in the draft. He won’t ever run a power play at the NHL level, but he’ll allow another defender to run rickshaw at even strength, and pick up points along the way. Mason Black

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 29, 2001
Height 6‘2”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 41

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Yorkton Terriers PWQC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Yorkton Terriers U15 AASAAHL U1523 7 1017 14|Playoffs9 2 24
 2015-2016 Yorkton Maulers U18 AAASMAAAHL42 2 1315 36|Playoffs5 0 11 16 
 2016-2017 Yorkton Maulers U18 AAASMAAAHL42 11 1829 62|Playoffs7 3 25 20 
  Kelowna RocketsWHL4 0 00 0|Playoffs5 0 00
  Team Saskatchewan WCCC-165 1 34 6|        
 2017-2018 Team Blue U17-Dev3 1 12 0|        
  Kelowna RocketsWHL67 3 1316 44|Playoffs4 1 34
  Canada Black U17WHC-175 0 11 2|        
 2018-2019 Kelowna RocketsWHL68 4 2933 64|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 0 11 4|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 33 8|        
 2019-2020 Kelowna RocketsWHL60 11 3849 27|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        

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