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Fantasy Summary

An explosive speedster who uses his quickness all over the ice to pressure the opponent and provide puck support. Aggressive on the forecheck and not afraid to play in traffic


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January 2024 – Rousek is currently leading the Rochester Americans in scoring with seven goals and 26 points in 33 games. He received a five-game stint in Buffalo in early November 2023, although he did not score while averaging 11:14 of ice time per game. The 24-year-old is likely among the first players to be recalled to the Sabres in the event of an injury due to his energetic pace and aggressive style of play. Kevin Wong

May 2023 – After a brief, injury-shortened, nineteen-game AHL sample last season, Rousek experienced his first full campaign with the Rochester Americans in 2022-2023. He scored 16 goals and 56 points in 70 games, bringing a high motor and a sense of electricity to his team’s performances. The 24-year-old led the Americans in scoring during the regular season, earning two call-ups to the Buffalo Sabres. He made his NHL debut on March 27, 2023 against Montreal, and scored his first career goal as well as an assist in 9:03 of ice time. He returned to the Sabres’ lineup for one game on April 14 following another month-long stint in Rochester. Rousek was designated a 2023 AHL All-Star as a result of his efforts. He finished the regular season with a streak of 17 points in 17 games. So far in the AHL playoffs, Rousek has recorded four assists in five games against Syracuse. His team is poised to face Toronto next in the North Division Finals. Kevin Wong

 

August 2020 – Rousek had a tremendous 2019-2020 season with HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga. He tallied 14 goals and 29 points in 52 games, fifth in scoring among players on his team and a significant jump from his previous season’s totals. He is an explosive skater who utilizes his speed to pressure the opponent and force turnovers. He is the type of aggressive speedster who can chase down loose pucks and race past flat-footed defencemen. He plays in all situations and takes advantage of his speed along with some puck skills to generate offense. He is 21 years old and may look to make the jump to North American hockey at some point soon, but is still signed with his Extraliga team for another season. Kevin Wong

 

January 2019 – Lukas Rousek was an over-ager when he was selected at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft by the Buffalo Sabres. He is having an outstanding campaign with HC Sparta Praha. While it took Rousek a long time to get drafted, he is finally showing just how effective he is. The Czech winger seems to thrive on the rush and will make quality passes while going at full speed which leads to great scoring chances. The speedy winger is able to out-skate his competition left and right. In 39 games, Rousek has tallied 13 goals and 7 assists. If Rousek can continue at this pace, when his HC Sparta Praha contract is up, the Sabres might consider bringing him to North America and having him play in the AHL. Josh Tessler

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 20, 1999
Height 5‘11”
Weight 192 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 6; Overall: 160

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U163 0 11 4|        
 2013-2014 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U1636 11 1324 14|        
  Stredocesky kraj U15ODM6 2 02 1|        
 2014-2015 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U1635 16 3248 10|        
  HC Letci Letnany U18Czechia U184 0 22 2|        
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr3 2 24 0|        
 2015-2016 HC Letci Letnany U18Czechia U1844 15 1530 32|        
 2016-2017 HC Letci Letnany U18Czechia U1840 37 4582 30|        
 2017-2018 HC Sparta Praha U20Czechia U2018 10 1626 6|        
  HC Sparta PrahaCzechia26 0 22 0|        
  HC Stadion LitomericeCzechia21 0 00 0|        
  HC Letci LetnanyCzechia34 4 59 0|        
  Czechia U19WJAC-194 1 12 0|        
  Czechia U19 (all)International-Jr10 2 35 2|        
 2018-2019 HC Sparta Praha U20Czechia U193 1 910 0|Playoffs9 5 49
  HC Sparta PrahaCzechia34 4 59 4|Playoffs4 2 35
  HC Stadion LitomericeCzechia216 7 815 4|        
  Czechia U19 (all)International-Jr7 1 23 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr3 1 12 0|        
  Czechia U19WJAC-196 0 11 0|        
  Czechia EHT3 0 00 2|        
  Czechia (all)International6 0 00 2|        
 2019-2020 HC Sparta PrahaCzechia52 14 1529 14|        
  Czechia EHT4 0 00 0|        
  Czechia (all)International4 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 HC Sparta PrahaCzechia49 14 2438 8|Playoffs11 2 57
  Czechia EHT3 0 00 2|        
  Czechia (all)International3 0 00 2|        
 2021-2022 Rochester AmericansAHL19 1 34 2|Playoffs10 2 46
 2022-2023 Buffalo SabresNHL2 1 12 0|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL70 16 4056 24|Playoffs14 5 712
 2023-2024 Buffalo SabresNHL15 0 22 0|        
  Rochester AmericansAHL48 10 2838 14|        

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