Radim Salda

Tampa Bay Lightning
Saint John Sea Dogs

Fantasy Summary

A raw offense first/only minded blueliner who struggles mightily to defend his own end. Proper coaching may lead to his breakout at the pro level.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth February 18, 1999
Height 6‘0”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2018 Round 7; Overall: 206

Observations

October 2018 – The project offensive defenseman is off to a strong start in Rimouski of the QMJHL. He has two goals and two assists in five games, having scored points in all but one of his games played to this point. We know he has the offence, but if his coaches can help him with the defensive aspects of his game he may one day be a serviceable top six defender. Jordan Deshane

 

June 2018 – As much as the Lightning stretched for some low-key names with their mid-round selections in the 2018 Entry Draft, they return to a more well known player with their first of two picks in the seventh round, selecting Salda at 206. The Czech defender played his draft year campaign with the Saint John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, tallying 41 points in a 61-game season – at this point in the draft, that’s pretty darn good. On an extremely weak offensive team in Saint John, Salda led the charge from the back end, head-manning to forward Ostap Safin. Salda’s 31 assists were good for the team lead, however didn’t seem to convert to best-on-best competition, returning from the WJC with zero points in seven games. For his D+1 year, Salda is slated to return to the Czech Republic where he can develop his defensive game against grown men. Brayden Olafson


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 HC Hradec Kralove U16 Czech U16 11 0 2 2 10 |          
  Kralovehradecky kraj U15 MMCR 5 0 1 1 4 |          
 2013-2014 HC Hradec Kralove U16 Czech U16 31 2 5 7 30 | Playoffs 4 0 1 1
  Kralovehradecky kraj U15 ODM 5 1 0 1 1 |          
 2014-2015 HC Hradec Kralove U16 Czech U16 30 3 15 18 40 | Playoffs 6 2 7 9
  HC Hradec Kralove U16 Final tournament 3 0 2 2 6 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 17 0 4 4 14 |          
 2015-2016 HC Hradec Kralove U18 Czech U18 31 6 13 19 36 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2
  HC Hradec Kralove U20 Czech U20 9 0 1 1 12 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 6 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 28 1 4 5 26 |          
 2016-2017 HC Hradec Kralove U18 Czech U18 3 0 3 3 2 | Playoffs 6 2 3 5 14 
  HC Hradec Kralove U20 Czech U20 35 7 8 15 50 |          
  HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 0 0 0 0 0 | Relegation 2 0 2 2
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 0 1 1 8 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 26 3 5 8 22 |          
 2017-2018 Saint John Sea Dogs QMJHL 62 10 31 41 78 |          
  Czech Republic U19 (all) International-Jr 6 0 0 0 8 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 4 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 9 0 0 0 8 |          
 2018-2019 HK Hradec Kralove Champions HL 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Rimouski Océanic QMJHL 19 4 11 15 20 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 7 0 2 2 8 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 - - - - - |          

Highlights