Bottom three defender with the tools necessary to effectively make plays at both ends of the ice.
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June 2019 – Sulak did not get a qualifying offer from the Red Wings which means he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Jokke Nevalainen
June 2019 – Sulak has signed a one-year deal with Severstal Cherepovets of the KHL. The Detroit Red Wings will retain his NHL rights.
May 2019 – Sulak had a solid season developing in the AHL, focusing mainly on his defensive game. Although he is still quite raw at 25 years of age, Sulak is steadily improving. A big and athletic defenseman, he can get up and down the ice with relative ease and plays an aggressive and physical game with some offensive upside. Sulak has just completed his two-year entry deal, and it’s unclear at this time where he will be playing in 2019-20. It’s possible he returns to Europe to continue his development. Mark Hillier
November 2018 – Due to injuries to veteran defensemen and an impressive preseason, Sulak was another young Detroit prospect who was given a chance to start the season with the big boys. Sulak skates very well for a large player, can move the puck, has a decent shot and playmaking abilities and likes to play physical. While he may never be a power play option, Sulak will provide decent value in deep leagues, especially ones that count hits. Sulak has since been sent down to the minors, but if you have room on your roster to stuff prospects for the future, Sulak might be worth a look. Mark Hillier
November 2017 – Sulak displayed some solid upside in his first Red Wings’ training camp in September and scored one goal in three preseason games. As expected, Sulak was assigned in early October to the Lahden Pelicans of the SM-liiga where he has compiled one goal, six points and 10 penalty minutes in eight games played. He’s had a solid start to the season and has been playing the effective 2-way game that is expected of him. After going head first into the boards a couple days ago, the young defender will miss at least one game for the Pelicans and will be closely monitored. May 2017 – Signed a two-year entry level contract with the Detroit Red Wings. This came not only after the 23-year-old Czech defender played two games at the World Championships in May but also after Detroit’s Director of Scouting, Jiri Fischer, spent over a year scouting the rearguard. His size, combined with his strong mobility, made him an attractive free agent for NHL teams. Sulak is an intelligent defender that sees the ice well and makes good reads to keep plays alive in the offensive zone. His size allows him to effectively win battles along the boards and engage physically. Defensively there will definitely be a learning curve as he adapts to the North American style of play. Sulak will attend the Red Wings’ prospects camp in Traverse City in July but will most likely play for the Lahden Pelicans of the SM-liiga this season unless he earns a spot on Detroit’s roster. Jameson Ewasiuk