Molnar is a winger who plays with high intensity and thrives in an energy role, expanding on his playmaking game could unlock higher upside.
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April 2023 – Ondrej Molnar has had an interesting season to say the least, splitting time with NK Nitra (5 points in 22 games) and the Eerie Otters (19 points in 34 games). Molnar is a defensively responsible winger with top-64 potential and can be seen as a potentially valuable depth piece for any organization. Molnar doesn’t have many elite tools but uses his high defensive IQ to create turnovers and apply pressure on the forecheck in an extremely efficient way. He is often the first on the forecheck, has excellent scanning habits all over the ice and can be relied on to kill penalties. His effort level and intensity stick out as his most important tools to having a successful professional career. Offensively, Molnar has the talent to work his way up and down the lineup while not being a liability. He is strong on the cycle and anticipates plays at a high rate, often finding teammates who have been lost in coverage. Molnar is a pass-first player as his shot is often used strategically more than to beat goaltenders outright. With that being said, his offensive output is based around his complimentary game and his motor. His skating stride needs work and I would like to see him take more of an initiative in transition (doesn’t carry the puck in the OHL like he did with Nitra). Sasha Lagarde