Fantasy Summary

A 6-6 right-handed defenseman who excels with his stick and can drive the transition game. His size is one of his greatest assets and his skating helps him have a high floor/low ceiling at the NHL level being a potential 4th or 5th defenseman in the NHL.


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June 2024 – This past April the Florida Panthers landed 6-6 229 lbs right-handed defenseman from Motor Ceske Budejovice, Czechia. Hovorka, an undrafted free agent, reportedly had eleven teams interested in his services and it is easy to tell why. For his size, Hovorka is quite a smooth skater who excels at the transition game. He can jump in on the rush to an open area of the ice and has a shot that can beat professional goaltenders clean. In the defensive zone, he frequently scans for attacking players ensuring that every opponent is accounted for. Hovorka is also quite effective with his stick in the defensive zone. He progressed throughout last season and eventually earned a nod with the Czech national team. Hovorka will likely need at least one year in the AHL to adapt to the North American game but if all goes well, he could be a 4th or 5th defenseman on an NHL blue line who provides a physical presence and a touch of scoring from time to time. James Connelly

Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 5.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Europe
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth July 1, 2001
Height 6‘6”
Weight 229 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 BK Mlada Boleslav B U16Czechia U16 2- - -- -|        
 2016-2017 HC Slavia Praha U16Czechia U1637 5 914 71|        
  HC Slavia Praha U18Czechia U182 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 BK Mlada Boleslav U18Czechia U1829 3 69 22|        
 2018-2019 BK Mlada Boleslav U20Czechia U1947 7 1017 50|        
 2019-2020 HC Slavia Praha U20DHL Cup30 4 1620 36|        
  HC Slavia Praha U20DHL SuperCup5 0 22 0|        
  HC Slavia PrahaCzechia210 0 11 6|        
 2020-2021 HC Slavia Praha U20Czechia U2013 5 611 28|        
  HC Slavia PrahaCzechia24 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 HC Slavia PrahaCzechia242 6 1218 4|Playoffs8 0 22
 2022-2023 Motor Ceske BudejoviceCzechia39 3 36 24|        
 2023-2024 Motor Ceske BudejoviceCzechia51 5 1116 42|Playoffs3 0 22
  Czechia (all)International5 0 00 0|        
  Czechia EHT5 0 00 0|        
 2024-2025 Charlotte CheckersAHL- - -- -|