Team: Marek Bláha
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Fantasy Summary

Bláha is a tiny offensive defenseman with tons of offensive skills which make him an offensive threat to opposition. His size is limiting factor, but that is not stopping him in having very good offensive impact on the ice.


Observations

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August 2021 – Blaha was not selected in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

October 2020 – Bláha passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection. He will re-enter the draft in 2021.  Jokke Nevalainen

June 2020 – Bláha blew me away with his offensive capabilities the first shift I watched him play back in 2018. He just bursts with confidence when he has the puck, and despite his height and weight disadvantage, he has a great shot and tremendous vision in the offensive zone which makes him a threat to opposition. Bláha also uses his speed in transition to make passes to his teammates, therefore generating a scoring chance or two doing just that. Combine those attributes together and you have a really solid offensive player. Then I soured a little bit due to multiple issues in his game. Some of which are major ones and those are his defensive game which is not good at all. He is often out of place and makes high risk decisions in his own zone which result in giveaways and goals scored against when he makes those decisions. Bláha played a prominent top-four role on Sparta Prague’s under-20 team as a pure offensive defenseman. He also quarterbacked their powerplay most of the time. He was third in scoring among defensemen in the Czech under-20 league this season with eight goals and 19 assists for total of 27 points in 33 games. Bláha also represented Czech Republic at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup last summer, where he went pointless in four games.  Samuel Tirpak

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 2.0
NHL Certainty 0.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 8, 2002
Height 5‘7”
Weight 132 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 HC Sparta Praha U16Czechia U164 0 00 2|        
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15ODM8 0 00 1|        
 2016-2017 HC Sparta Praha U16Czechia U1625 1 2324 6|        
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15MMCR5 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 HC Sparta Praha U16Czechia U1622 6 1925 36|Playoffs2 2 24
  HC Sparta Praha U18Czechia U1823 2 1315 8|Playoffs6 1 67
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr11 0 88 0|        
 2018-2019 HC Sparta Praha U20Czechia U1938 4 3135 16|Playoffs8 0 55
  Czechia U17EYOF3 0 11 4|