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Fantasy Summary

A potential bottom-six forward with decent skating and puck skills.


Observations

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July 2023 – Lukas Svejkovsky played his first AHL season in 2022-23 appearing in 47 games with 15 total points. After capping off his time in the WHL scoring over a point a game, many hoped Svejkovsky’s offensive game would translate easily to professional hockey. Unfortunately, Svejkovsky struggled to find the offensive side of his game against men. At 5-foot-11, 185 pounds this is the first time that Svejkovsky had to deal with opponents consistently bigger than he was. He showed flashes of being the highly skilled speedy player he was in juniors but will need to improve his consistency going into his second professional season. With an offseason to get stronger and improve knowing what the expectations are Svejkovsky could take a big jump in production in the upcoming season. Overall Svejkovsky has some of the best skills of any prospect in the Penguins system and has good potential for a breakout in the AHL. –Tyler Ball

May 2022 – The Penguins 2020 fourth-round pick was amongst the best players in the WHL as an overager, finally having the dominant campaign expected of him. He recently signed his ELC and will likely step immediately into Wilkes-Barre’s top nine and fight for a place on the PP1. The question with Svejkovsky when the Penguins drafted him was whether or not he could compensate for his 5-foot-9, 170-pound frame, and that question still remains unanswered. He has a refined offensive skill set, can make space for himself with his hands, and his shot is NHL quality. He possesses good skating technique and speed and is engaged in all three zones. However, he does not have one skill or trait that separates him from the pack, and his production has never been exceptional. Time will tell if he can be more than a career minor leaguer. Kyle Watson

October 2021 – The winger has started the WHL season on a tear. He has scored seven goals in his first six games – good enough for first in the league – and has recorded two separate four-point games. Kyle Watson

October 2020 – The Penguins selected Svejkovsky in the fourth round, 108th overall in the 2020 NHL Draft. He is known for his high hockey sense and ability to create space for a goal-scoring opportunity. Clare McManus

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country USA
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 23, 2001
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 108

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 Seafair Islanders PWQC Int PW3 5 05 0|        
 2014-2015 Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GCSSHL U1518 4 913 10|Playoffs4 0 33
 2015-2016 Delta Hockey Academy U15 Prep GCSSHL U1525 7 2128 12|Playoffs3 2 46
  Delta Hockey Academy U16 PrepJohn Reid Bantam6 5 813 0|        
  Bauer Selects U15WSI U157 1 01 0|        
 2016-2017 Delta Hockey Academy U16 PrepCSSHL U1622 17 2744 6|        
  Delta Hockey Academy U18 PrepCSSHL U181 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 Wenatchee Wild BCHL16 5 611 6|Playoffs18 1 01
  Team Orange USA-S165 1 34 -|        
  Wenatchee Wild Doyle Cup5 1 01 2|        
  Wenatchee Wild RBC Cup5 0 44 0|        
 2018-2019 Team White USA-S175 2 35 4|        
  Vancouver GiantsWHL67 9 1726 31|Playoffs22 4 913
 2019-2020 Vancouver GiantsWHL18 5 510 12|        
  Medicine Hat TigersWHL34 13 1528 20|        
 2020-2021 Medicine Hat TigersWHL20 12 1022 6|        
 2021-2022 Medicine Hat TigersWHL24 13 1730 22|        
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL33 22 2446 38|Playoffs24 11 1728 10 
 2022-2023 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL47 3 1215 8|        
 2023-2024 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PenguinsAHL8 0 11 0|        
  Wheeling NailersECHL30 16 2137 28|        

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