Libor Sulak

Detroit Red Wings

Fantasy Summary

Bottom three defender with the tools necessary to effectively make plays at both ends of the ice. 


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth March 4, 1994
Height 6‘2”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

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


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 1 0 0 0 6 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
 2009-2010 BK Havlickuv Brod U16 Czech U16 29 2 4 6 47 |          
  BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 16 0 0 0 8 |          
 2010-2011 BK Havlickuv Brod U18 Czech U18 40 4 7 11 34 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  BK Havlickuv Brod U20 Czech U20 9 0 0 0 2 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2011-2012 Tatranski Vlci MHL 50 6 5 11 73 |          
  Tatranski Vlci JCWC 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 6 0 3 3 4 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 16 0 3 3 6 |          
  Czech Republic U19 WJAC-19 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 4 0 0 0 2 |          
 2012-2013 Pirati Chomutov U20 Czech U20 40 9 9 18 12 | Playoffs 3 1 0 1
  SK Kadan Czech2 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 13 1 2 3 6 |          
 2013-2014 Pirati Chomutov ET 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Pirati Chomutov U20 Czech U20 19 4 6 10 28 | Playoffs 11 8 1 9 10 
  Pirati Chomutov Czech 32 2 2 4 14 | Relegation 1 0 0 0
  SK Kadan Czech2 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 4 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 11 0 1 1 10 |          
 2014-2015 Pirati Chomutov U20 Czech U20 12 6 5 11 8 |          
  Pirati Chomutov Czech2 29 1 5 6 12 | Playoffs 10 2 2 4
  Pirati Chomutov Czech Q - - - - - | Qualification 12 2 1 3 12 
  SK Kadan Czech2 9 3 2 5 10 |          
 2015-2016 Orli Znojmo EBEL 52 6 12 18 14 | Playoffs 18 2 4 6 16 
 2016-2017 Orli Znojmo EBEL 54 10 18 28 41 | Playoffs 4 3 0 3
  Orli Znojmo Champions HL 3 4 0 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 2 0 2 2 2 |          
  Czech Republic WC 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 8 0 4 4 4 |          
 2017-2018 Pelicans Liiga 42 9 23 32 66 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
  Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 2 2 0 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 4 0 0 0 2 |          
  Czech Republic WC 8 1 2 3 8 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 14 1 2 3 14 |          
 2018-2019 Detroit Red Wings NHL 6 0 0 0 6 |          
  Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 44 2 8 10 30 |          

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