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.


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August 2022 — Malik was selected in the fifth round of the 2022 NHL Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, in his third year of eligibility. Hadi Kalakeche

August 2021 – Malik was not selected in the 2021 NHL Draft. He has signed on with KooKoo of Liiga for the 2021-22 season. Nick Richard

October 2020 – Malik passed through the 2020 NHL Draft without a selection. He will re-enter the draft in 2021.  Jokke Nevalainen

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country CZE
Position G
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 26, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 174 lbs
Drafted 2022 Round 5; Overall: 160

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 U16Czechia U160 - -|      
 2015-2016 HC Vitkovice U16Czechia U1617 1.79 .934|Playoffs4 1.00 .956
  Czech Knights U14WSI U144 2.42 .877|      
 2016-2017 HC Vitkovice U16Czechia U1613 1.34 .960|Playoffs5 2.14 .936
  HC Vitkovice U18Czechia U1822 1.89 .926|Playoffs5 2.61 .930
  Moravskoslezsky kraj U15MMCR4 3.51 .905|      
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr5 2.96 .910|      
 2017-2018 HC Vitkovice U18Czechia U1810 2.38 .927|Playoffs6 2.27 .937
  HC Vitkovice U20Czechia U2016 3.54 .906|