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Fantasy Summary

Creative playmaker but unlikely to be an NHLer


Observations

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November 2021 – The 24-year-old Dzierkals has had a relatively impressive scoring season thus far for HC Plzeň of the Czech Extraliga, totaling seven goals and 12 assists in 21 contests. The nearly point-per-game pace far exceeds that of his previous play in the KHL and Liiga (21 goals and 30 assists in 133 games), after his lone North American campaign with the ECHL and AHL in 2017-18. While Vegas holds his draft rights, it seems less-than-likely that the Latvian-born Dzierkals will return soon despite his newly-found points production. Kevin Wickersham  

 

February 2020 – Dzierkals’ rights were involved in a three-way trade the sent Robin Lehner from Chicago to Las Vegas, with first going through Toronto who shipped Dzierkals to Vegas as well. Dzierkals requested a trade out of Toronto years ago (according to @A_Kalnins) and now finally gets his wish. Pat Quinn

 

June 2019 – After managing just 36 points in 56 ECHL games in 2017-18, rookie pro Dzierkals took his talents overseas in pursuit of a better chance to succeed. He hasn’t burst back onto our radars but he didn’t fall off a cliff either; his 13 points in the KHL wasn’t bad and he performed well in a short playoff stint. It’s easy to forget the former 3rd-round-pick is only 22-years-old, and while he certainly shouldn’t be owned in even the deepest dynasty leagues, he worth keeping tabs on. Hayden Soboleski

 

Feb 2018 – Dzierkals struggled to start his professional debut with the Marlies after four scoreless games he was sent off to the Orlando Solar Bears of the E