Rastislav Búgel

Fantasy Summary

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country SVK
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 8, 2005
Height 6‘0”
Weight 176 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Slovakia Selects U12WSI U125 2 57 2|        
 2017-2018 Slovakia Selects U13WSI U136 4 48 -|        
 2018-2019 HK Nitra U16Slovakia U1624 8 1624 38|        
  HK Nitra U18Slovakia U1834 3 58 6|        
 2019-2020 HK Nitra U16Slovakia U164 2 24 4|        
  HK Nitra U18Slovakia U1846 24 3155 26|        
  Slovakia U16 (all)International-Jr8 2 46 0|        
 2020-2021 Team Slovakia U18Slovakia U203 3 14 0|        
  Team Slovakia U18Slovakia222 6 915 14|        
  HK NitraSlovakia8 0 00 0|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr5 2 24 6|        
 2021-2022 Slovakia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 46 6|        
  HK Nitra U18Slovakia U181 1 12 4|Playoffs3 1 56 10 
  HK Nitra U20Slovakia U2025 13 619 99|Playoffs3 2 13
  HK NitraSlovakia30 0 22 4|        
  Team Slovakia U18Slovakia U2011 7 310 35|        
  Team Slovakia U18Slovakia28 4 15 2|        
  Slovakia U18WJC-18 D1A5 1 910 0|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr22 4 1721 12|        
 2022-2023 Slovakia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 33 6|        
  HK Nitra U20Slovakia U201 1 01 0|        
  HK NitraContinental Cup3 1 01 2|        
  HK NitraSlovakia22 2 35 2|        
  Erie OttersOHL34 4 1519 14|        
  Slovakia U20 (all)International-Jr3 2 13 2|        
 2023-2024 Erie OttersOHL53 15 2641 18|        

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