Lukas Sedlak

Columbus Blue Jackets

Fantasy Summary

Sedlak does a lot of the little things right, but doesn’t have much of a future in the fantasy hockey world.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 25, 1993
Height 6‘0”
Weight 207 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 6; Overall: 158

Observations

January 2019 – Sedlak is in his third season with the Blue Jackets. He has appeared in 27 games this season but was most recently a healthy scratch. With one goal and two assists to date, he has little to no fantasy relevance at all. He is in the final year of his contract so expect to see his best hockey in the second half of this season. Frank Pellegrini

March 2018 – Sedlak’s role has diminished as this campaign has progressed. While his career average TOI is below 10 minutes per game, he hasn’t seen nine minutes in a game since late January and passed the eight minute mark just twice in February. Sedlak scored his first point since January 2 on an assist last week. Kevin Wickersham 

December 2017 – Plagued with an ankle injury that cost him 13 games, Sedlak hasn’t really hit his stride yet in 2017-18. He’s performing reasonably well as a fourth-line pivot killing penalties, winning more faceoffs than he loses at 50.4%, and dishing out a good number of hits witth 24 in just 17 contests while averaging only 9:53 minutes of ice time per game. A valuable member of the CBJ squad, but probably not in your fantasy league unless you are in need of faceoff wins and a measure of hits. Kevin Wickersham

September 2017 – In a rough preseason opener for the Blue Jackets that saw them fall to Chicago 5-2, Sedlak worked on Columbus’ penalty kill unit as he tries to once again make the roster as a bottom-six center. While his minus-2 in just over 13 minutes of play isn’t the best start to 2017-18, he seems to have the inside track after an offseason of CBJ player movement. Kevin Wickersham

June 2017 – Sedlak compiled a rather nice stat line for the 2015-16 season. He put up 14 goals and 18 points and plus-13 in 54 games at the AHL level. However, it was in the playoffs that Sedlak really impressed. He played in 17 games scoring nine goals and 16 points, almost a point-a-game in the postseason. Apparently that was enough to warrant a full-time place on the Columbus roster. In his debut season, Sedlak put up seven goals and 13 points in 62 games, with a plus-10 with the Blue Jackets. In two playoff games Sedlak did not have any points. Clearly the young center has a future, even if only as a depth player. Mark Hinrich

February 2015 – Sedlak is in his second season with the Falcons where he is improving on last season’s production. After putting up 14 in 54, he currently has 15 points in 45 games. While not a total game-changer, Sedlak plays a very solid, responsible game. – Chris Bagwell

February 2014 – With their 6th round selection in the 2011 draft, Columbus snagged center Lukas Sedlak. Sedlak has played in the Czech Republic from 2007-2011 before transitioning to the Chicoutimi Sauenéens of the QMJHL. Just prior to that season, Sedlak was the captain of the Czech Republic’s U-18 team. He is hailed for his all-around game but also has a soft touch with the puck. Competency in the faceoff circle is not as issue either. Possessing a larger frame will surely help his transition into the AHL. He is in his first season with the Springfield Falcons and has amassed eight points (all goals) in 37 games. It’s likely going to take some time to adjust to the style of play in this league. He’s also playing in a pretty deep prospect pool in the Blue Jackets’ system behind Carter Camper, Michael Chaput and Sean Collins. His low production may have a lot to do with his playing time as well. Chris Bagwell


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2007-2008 Motor Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 6 0 2 2 4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2008-2009 Motor Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 44 12 17 29 14 | Playoffs 4 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 11 2 2 4 8 |          
 2009-2010 Motor Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 37 29 27 56 76 | Playoffs 4 5 1 6 39 
  Motor Ceske Budejovice U20 Czech U20 11 4 8 12 4 |          
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 1 1 2 6 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 16 2 6 8 12 |          
 2010-2011 Motor Ceske Budejovice U18 Czech U18 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 1 1
  Motor Ceske Budejovice U20 Czech U20 47 14 13 27 65 | Relegation 4 2 2 4
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 3 1 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 18 6 4 10 20 |          
 2011-2012 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 50 17 28 45 57 | Playoffs 18 5 3 8 20 
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 0 0 2 |          
 2012-2013 Chicoutimi Saguenéens QMJHL 48 15 19 34 64 | Playoffs 6 1 4 5
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 6 1 2 3 10 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 9 2 2 4 24 |          
 2013-2014 Springfield Falcons AHL 54 8 6 14 26 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
 2014-2015 Springfield Falcons AHL 51 6 10 16 30 |          
 2015-2016 Cleveland Monsters AHL 54 14 4 18 27 | Playoffs 17 9 7 16 18 
 2016-2017 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 62 7 6 13 25 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
 2017-2018 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 53 4 4 8 21 |          
 2018-2019 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 47 4 2 6 10 |          

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