2020 NHL Draft
Photo courtesy of Karel Svec, Czech hockey (hokej.cz)

Fantasy Summary

A butterfly goalie with good size, superb reflexes, good puck skills, and NHL bloodlines. Has already had success at the men’s level at a young age. Potential to become a starting goalie at the NHL level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.5
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CZE
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 26, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

January 2020 – Malik is moving to the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL. He started the season playing at the men’s level in Czech Republic but after the World Juniors, he decided the OHL is the best option for the remaining of his draft season.  Jokke Nevalainen

December 2019 – Malík is a butterfly style goalie with a solid frame. He is quick with his pads and has superb reflexes, though he needs to improve his edgework. He looks very confident in net and can steal the game with some spectacular saves. His puck skills are above average.

At age 16, Malík made his pro debut with Frýdek-Místek last season and he’s been doing great in the Chance liga since then. He joined Trinec’s U19 team for last season’s playoffs and he led them to the Czech junior title with .960 save percentage in eight games. This season, he made his Extraliga debut, allowing six goals on 29 shots, but it is hard to blame him because his team’s performance in that game was poor. In the Chance liga, Malík has almost .930 save percentage this season.

He was drafted by Soo Greyhounds in the 2019 CHL Import Draft, but decided to stay in the Czech Republic. However, there is a possibility he could leave to play in the OHL after the World Junior Championship. Malik is projected to become a 2nd/3rd round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.  Czech Prospects


Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2014-2015 Czech Selects U13WSI U136 1.97 .919|      
  Czech Knights QC Int PW2 2.03 -|      
  HC Vitkovice U16Czech U160 - -|      
 2015-2016 HC Vitkovice U16Czech U1617 1.79 .934|Playoffs4 1.00 .956
  Czech Selects U14WSI U144 2.42 .877|      
 2016-2017 HC Vitkovice U16Czech U1613 1.34 .960|Playoffs5 2.14 .936
  HC Vitkovice U18Czech U1822 1.89 .926|Playoffs5 2.61 .930
  Moravskoslezsky kraj U15MMCR4 3.51 .905|      
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr5 2.96 .910|      
 2017-2018 HC Vitkovice U18Czech U1810 2.38 .927|Playoffs6 2.27 .937
  HC Vitkovice U20Czech U2016 3.54 .906|      
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr1 3.00 .927|      
  Czech Republic U17WHC-174 3.82 .891|      
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr15 2.99 .847|      
 2018-2019 HC Ocelari Trinec U20Czech U196 2.41 .932|Playoffs8 1.74 .960
  HC Frydek-MistekCzech226 3.05 .903|      
  Czech Republic U17WHC-173 2.73 .912|      
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr4 3.63 .891|      
  Czech Republic U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup3 3.85 .875|      
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr9 3.95 .860|      
 2019-2020 HC Ocelari TrinecCzech2 6.23 .795|      
  HC Frydek-MistekCzech219 2.46 .927|      
  Soo GreyhoundsOHL16 3.77 .886|      
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr2 2.56 .925|      
  Czech Republic U20WJC-201 3.96 .864|      
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr2 4.53 .843|      
 2020-2021 HC Ocelari TrinecCzech- - -|      
  HC Frydek-MistekCzech21 6.00 .840|      
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr1 0.00 1.000|      

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