Matej Pekar

Buffalo Sabres
Photo courtesy of Matej Pekar on Twitter

Fantasy Summary

Two way feisty playmaker who gets under the skin of opponents.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 5.0
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 10, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 4; Overall: 94

Observations

September 2018 – The Sabres selected the Czech forward with the 94th overall selection. Pekar made a nice transition over to the USHL and has played well with Muskegon this year. He’s primarily a playmaker, plays a very tidy defensive game, is a very hard worker and he can play up and down the lineup. Pekar sees himself like Brad Marchand and enjoys being an annoyance to players and getting under their skin. He is used on the powerplay and penalty kill, contributing with his range of passing and vision which he uses to set up teammates for good scoring looks. He has a solid accurate shot making him a dual threat off the wing. He is a strong player off the boards, winning battles and helping his team transition, but also being very defensively responsible and mature as a hockey player. Pekar could be ready for the NHL in two to three years and would most likely feature in the bottom six to start. Pekar was expected to play with Miami in the NCAA but he will be missing the first semester and will be playing with the Barrie Colts in the OHL instead who chose to select him in the import draft. Marcus Griep


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Liberecky kraj U15 MMCR 5 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Bili Tygri Liberec U16 Czech U16 10 0 0 0 0 |          
  Liberecky kraj U15 ODM 6 2 2 4 1 |          
 2014-2015 Bili Tygri Liberec U16 Czech U16 3 2 1 3 0 |          
 2015-2016 Jimmy Johns 16U NJPHL 16U 20 37 17 54 4 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 3 1 2 3 0 |          
 2016-2017 Oakland Jr. Grizzlies U16 T1EHL U16 25 13 14 27 18 | Playoffs 4 7 1 8
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 10 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 19 5 1 6 18 |          
 2017-2018 Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 4 |          
  Muskegon Lumberjacks USHL 56 14 40 54 36 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 7 1 4 5 6 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 20 3 10 13 26 |          
 2018-2019 Barrie Colts OHL 30 12 21 33 38 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

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