Maxim Cajkovic

Tampa Bay Lightning
https://www.eliteprospects.com/player/291308/maxim-cajkovic

Fantasy Summary

Slick winger with good puck skills and a goal-scorer’s brain, Cajkovic has the offensive tools to eventually carve himself out a role as a middle six NHL winger.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 5
Country SVK
Position RW
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 3, 2001
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 89

Observations

November 2019 – Following his selection in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft, Cajkovic was returned to Saint John of the QMJHL where he has gotten off to a terrific start. Through his first 11 games of the 2019-2020 season, Cajkovic has dramatically improved his scoring pace with eight goals and 16 points, which places him first on the club in scoring pace. Cajkovic to this point has maintained his ceiling as a potential top-six NHL forward and should be able to continue his solid 2019-2020 season in December with Team Slovakia at the World Junior Championships, where he figures to play a big role. Brandon Holmes

June 2019 Maxim Cajkovic was selected in the Third Round of the 2019 NHL Draft, where the Lightning took the Slovakian winger 89th Overall. Cajkovic was a player that at a point in time gained early considerations as a top 15 selection for the 2019 Draft back in the summer of 2018 following his 2018 U18 Championship for Slovakia, where his total of 11 points in 5 games was topped only by Jack Hughes. After being selected First Overall in the CHL Import Draft, Cajkovic struggled to start the season for the Saint John Sea Dogs, which caused his draft stock to diminish, however, that is not to say Cajkovic is not worth the gamble by the Lightning. Cajkovic is a skilled winger that can make plays with his hands and hockey sense. He sees the ice very well and carries value as a powerplay quarterback, as he’s able to dictate play from the half wall while leaving himself open as an option as both a shooter and passer. Owns a good shot and can pick corners from distance, and though the road to the NHL for Cajkovic may take two to three years, Cajkovic possesses the upside to potentially become a second line NHL forward. Brandon Holmes


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 HC Bratislava QC Int PW AA Elite 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  SHKM Hodonin U16 Czech U16 8 0 0 0 0 |          
 2014-2015 HC Kometa Brno U16 Czech U16 31 6 8 14 4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  HC Kometa Brno U16 Final tournament 3 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 HC Kometa Brno U16 Czech U16 37 28 27 55 36 |          
 2016-2017 HC Kometa Brno U16 Czech U16 2 0 0 0 4 |          
  HC Kometa Brno U18 Czech U18 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Malmö Redhawks U16 U16 Elit 16 23 12 35 16 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 6 2 0 2 0 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Allsvenskan 14 8 3 11 4 | Playoffs 5 2 1 3
  Slovakia U16 (all) International-Jr 6 3 1 4 2 |          
 2017-2018 Malmö Redhawks J18 J18 Elit 10 14 3 17 14 |          
  Malmö Redhawks J20 SuperElit 28 10 11 21 30 |          
  Slovakia U18 WJC-18 5 4 7 11 6 |          
  Slovakia U18 (all) International-Jr 16 9 13 22 10 |          
 2018-2019 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 60 22 24 46 40 |          
  Slovakia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 2 2 4 4 |          
  Slovakia U18 WJC-18 7 3 4 7 31 |          
  Slovakia U18 (all) International-Jr 14 5 6 11 39 |          
 2019-2020 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 16 10 12 22 15 |          
  Slovakia U20 (all) International-Jr 3 1 3 4 2 |          

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