A skilled winger with dangerous instincts off of the rush.
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March 2020 – It was a solid season for the 19-year-old. Plasek was a lineup jumper for the Czech’s at the WJC – elevating into a premier role as the tournament wore on. His deployment in the top Czech league didn’t mimic that experience, but he still managed to produce a few points despite. It’s unclear at this point where Plasek will play in 2020-21 but it’s likely back with Kometa. He’ll look to boost his opportunities and his production before crossing the pond to give North American pro hockey a go. Cam Robinson
December 2019 – Plasek has been invited to the Czech World Junior Selection camp. The 19-year-old has two goals and four points in 22 games in the top Czech league while seeing bottom-six minutes. Plasek is a slight and skilled winger who could mesh well next to highly talented forwards on this team. It will be interesting to see if he can force out some of the draft-eligible talents vying for a spot. Cam Robinson
July 2019 – The Canucks selected overage Czech winger, Karel Plasek with the 175th overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The slight and slippery winger split his draft-plus one campaign between the U19, second, and top professional league in the HC Kometa Brno organization. He was far too good for the junior league, recording 10 goals and 15 points in 10 games. His 29 contests in the top league saw him skate primarily in a depth role but continually created offensive chances when on the ice. He was one of the top U19 performers at the Champions Hockey League tournament for his club, trailing only Samuel Fagemo, Aleksi Heponiemi, and Rasmus Kupari in points by a teenager.
Plasek will return to his club team for 2019-20 with an eye towards a full-time top-six role. Adding weight to his frame will be item number one of the checklist before crossing the pond and giving the American league a twirl. Cam Robinson