Nick Malik

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 U13 WSI U13 6 1.97 .919 |        
  Czech Knights QC Int PW 2 2.03 - |        
  HC Vitkovice U16 Czech U16 0 - - |        
 2015-2016 HC Vitkovice U16 Czech U16 17 1.79 .934 | Playoffs 4 1.00 .956
  Czech Selects U14 WSI U14 4 2.42 .877 |        
 2016-2017 HC Vitkovice U16 Czech U16 13 1.34 .960 | Playoffs 5 2.14 .936
  HC Vitkovice U18 Czech U18 22 1.89 .926 | Playoffs 5 2.61 .930
  Moravskoslezsky kraj U15 MMCR 4 3.51 .905 |        
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 5 2.96 .910 |        
 2017-2018 HC Vitkovice U18 Czech U18 10 2.38 .927 | Playoffs 6 2.27 .937
  HC Vitkovice U20 Czech U20 16 3.54 .906 |        
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 1 3.00 .927 |        
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 4 3.82 .891 |        
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 15 2.99 .847 |        
 2018-2019 HC Ocelari Trinec U20 Czech U19 6 2.41 .932 | Playoffs 8 1.74 .960
  HC Frydek-Mistek Czech2 26 3.05 .903 |        
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 3 2.73 .912 |        
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 4 3.63 .891 |        
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 3 3.85 .875 |        
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 9 3.95 .860 |        
 2019-2020 HC Ocelari Trinec Czech 2 6.23 .795 |        
  HC Frydek-Mistek Czech2 19 2.46 .927 |        
  Soo Greyhounds OHL 16 3.77 .886 |        
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 2 2.56 .925 |        
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 1 3.96 .864 |        
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 2 4.53 .843 |        
 2020-2021 HC Ocelari Trinec Czech - - - |        

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