Karel Klikorka

2020 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of IIHF.com

Fantasy Summary

Klikorka is a smart, strong and smooth-skating two-way defenseman with a bomb of a shot. He is force defensively using his high-level of defensive awareness and physicality.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth November 30, 2001
Height 6‘1”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2020 – Klikorka is a smart two-way defenseman who uses his size and smart decision-making in all three zones to his advantage. He is offensively sound as he averaged over half a point per game in Chance Liga, which is Czech second-tier league. His passing is really solid for a more defense-oriented player, and he is able to create some nice chances with his puck skills. His shot is an amazing tool on its own – very heavy and very accurate. But not used as much as it should be.

Defensively, he is strong without the puck as he is able to quickly read opposite players and decide what the best course of action for him is in that exact situation. He is cutting the lanes rather well and has very good defensive awareness, which was best visible during the World Junior Championship, where he played a defensive role on the first pairing and excelled.

Klikorka played on four different teams this season with very similar game count. He played a prominent top pairing role on three of the teams. One of the teams was BK Mladá Boleslav under-20 team in the Czech under-20 league. He recorded three goals and five assists for total of eight points in 12 games. Two other teams were HC Slovan Usti nad Labem and HC Litomerice, both in the Czech second-tier league. Klikorka played 11 games for each club and recorded six points for each. In total, this well-rounded defenseman scored four goals and added eight assists for 12 points in 22 games. He also registered his first Czech Extraliga goal in his first Extraliga game and played total of eight games. He is expected to play full-time in the Czech Extraliga next season.  Samuel Tirpak


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15 MMCR 7 0 0 0 4 |          
 2015-2016 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 37 10 19 29 32 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Stredocesky kraj U15 ODM 6 1 0 1 0 |          
 2016-2017 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 26 20 25 45 14 | Playoffs 2 2 1 3 32 
  HC Letnany U18 Czech U18 31 7 19 26 30 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 13 2 5 7 2 |          
 2017-2018 BK Mlada Boleslav U18 Czech U18 19 0 5 5 8 |          
  BK Mlada Boleslav U20 Czech U20 8 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 6 1 1 2 0 |          
 2018-2019 BK Mlada Boleslav U20 Czech U19 45 11 24 35 12 |          
  HC Letnany Czech3 2 0 0 0 2 | Relegation 3 2 2 4
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 BK Mlada Boleslav U20 DHL Cup 12 3 5 8 8 |          
  BK Mlada Boleslav Czech 8 1 0 1 0 |          
  HC Slovan Usti nad Labem Czech2 11 3 3 6 2 |          
  HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 11 1 5 6 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 5 0 2 2 27 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 10 0 2 2 29 |          
 2020-2021 BK Mlada Boleslav U20 Czech U20 - - - - - |          
  BK Mlada Boleslav Czech - - - - - |          
  HC Slovan Usti nad Labem Czech2 3 0 2 2 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 3 0 2 2 0 |          

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