Martin Necas

Carolina Hurricanes
Photo courtesy of Last Word On Sports

Fantasy Summary

Top-line prospect, able to play in all situations.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8.5
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 15, 1999
Height 6‘1”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 12

Observations

May 2018 – Necas had as strong of a post draft cycle as any prospect this season. His performance in both the Czech League and the World Juniors has elevated him as one of the top prospects outside of the NHL. With Carolina desperately in need of a top center with dynamic ability to play in front of Jordan Staal, it’s good to know help is on the way in the not too distant future. Adding the number two overall pick to the mix in June’s draft will only help Necas’s fantasy upside, whether that selection is Andrei Svechnikov or Czech teammate Filip Zadina. Kevin LeBlanc

January 2018 – Necas continues to dominate the World Juniors, helping to carry his Czech Republic team to the semi-finals where they will face off with Canada. In five tournament games, the dynamic center has three goals and six assists, tying him for the tournament lead with Casey Mittelstadt. Necas has shown both speed and skill throughout the World Juniors and has driven play each time he has been on the ice, showing that he is closer to being NHL relevant then thought when drafted in June.  Kevin LeBlanc

June 2017 – The Hurricanes selected Necas 12th overall in the first round of the NHL draft. His skill set is what the Canes tend to look for in players as he is an excellent skater who has good playmaking ability and a high on-ice IQ. He adds to an already excellent prospect group that the Hurricanes have compiled over the last few seasons. Necas is still some time away from making an NHL impact, so watch his development closely over the next couple seasons.   Kevin LeBlanc

March 2017 – Necas is a fast, skilled, dynamic forward with great offensive and fantasy upside. The knock on him is only that he needs to add some size and strength as he is extremely lean at the moment, but is not shy about playing a physical game and competing for pucks in the hard areas. He played well at the World Juniors showing plenty of skill, confidence and leadership as a young leader on the Czech team. He carries the puck with confidence and skill and is not shy about attacking defending players with speed and skill. Plenty of skill with this prospect and a big upside, but needs a lot of development time and could be several years away.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Kraj Vysocina U15 MMCR 5 0 1 1 0 |          
 2013-2014 HC Zdar nad Sazavou U16 Czech U16 36 29 29 58 14 |          
  Kraj Vysocina U15 ODM 7 2 10 12 1 |          
 2014-2015 HC Zdar nad Sazavou U16 Czech U16 25 24 47 71 10 |          
  HC Kometa Brno U16 Final tournament 3 4 0 4 0 |          
  HC Kometa Brno U16 Czech U16 9 8 12 20 4 | Playoffs 4 4 5 9
  HC Kometa Brno U18 Czech U18 4 1 2 3 4 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 22 8 11 19 8 |          
 2015-2016 HC Kometa Brno U18 Czech U18 18 9 21 30 14 | Playoffs 10 4 11 15
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 4 1 5 4 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 16 10 22 32 4 |          
 2016-2017 HC Kometa Brno U20 Czech U20 1 1 2 3 4 |          
  HC Kometa Brno Czech 41 7 8 15 6 | Playoffs 10 4 0 4
  SK Horacka Slavia Trebic Czech2 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Memorial 5 2 4 6 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 0 3 3 4 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 15 4 9 13 6 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 5 1 2 3 2 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 8 2 4 6 2 |          
 2017-2018 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  HC Kometa Brno Czech 24 9 8 17 6 | Playoffs 14 4 5 9
  HC Kometa Brno Champions HL 2 1 1 2 0 |          
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 3 8 11 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 15 4 10 14 0 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic WC 7 3 2 5 0 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 9 3 3 6 0 |          
 2018-2019 Carolina Hurricanes NHL - - - - - |          

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