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Fantasy Summary

Raw prospect who could develop into a top-six winger at the NHL level. Years away from making an impact at the NHL level.


Observations

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June 2019 – Bondra did not receive an entry level contract from the Blackhawks which means he becomes a free agent.  Jokke Nevalainen

August 2018 – Bondra was invited to prospects camp again this year. The Blackhawks are hoping for a bounce back season from the giant Slovakian winger. Slowed by injuries last year, Bondra can regain his standing in the ever deepening pool of prospects by performing well at the AHL level this year. Tony Carr

December 2017- Bondra has had a difficult season to judge so far. Starting in the WHL, he played one game before signing an AHL contract where he was promptly sent down to the Indy Fuel of the ECHL. Bondra only produced one goal in 11 games before being recalled to Rockford where he hasn’t seen any action in two weeks. Tony Carr

January 2017- After representing Slovakia for a third straight World Junior Championship, Bondra has been traded from the Vancouver Giants of the WHL to the Prince George Cougars, where he has continued scoring at a point-per-game pace. He recently netted his 20th goal on the season – the first time in his career he has reached that mark.~ Tony Carr

April 2016 – Bondra spent the 2015-16 season playing for the Vancouver Giants of the WHL, where he tallied 15 goals and 15 assists in 58 games. This was the first season in North America for the hulking winger after playing 2014-15 amongst men in the Slovakian Extraleague. He also played for the Slovakian team in the 2016 WJHC where he notched just one goal in five games. Bondra has had the unfortunate task of growing up as a hockey player in Slovakia with the same last name as the great Peter Bondra. He is not directly related, however, as the name is purely coincidental.

Despite not putting up gaudy offensive numbers this past season, the Blackhawks may have found themselves a gem in the fifth round. Bondra immediately jumps off the screen with his 6-5, muscular frame. He has all the makings of a prototypical power forward at the NHL level, as he skates pretty well and has a decent shot. Scouts do question his hockey IQ at times, but he will be given lots of time to develop his hockey sense in the Blackhawks’ system as they notoriously bring prospects along slowly. Look for Bondra to play 2016-17 in the WHL and take on a larger role for Slovakia as a 19 year-old at the WJHC. Matt Donohue

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 3.5
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country SVK
Position LW
Roster Type Free Agent
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 27, 1997
Height 6‘5”
Weight 217 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 5; Overall: 151

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 HK Trebisov U18Slovakia U18 220 8 614 10|        
 2011-2012 HC Kosice U18Slovakia U1841 14 1024 12|        
 2012-2013 HC Kosice U18Slovakia U1838 37 2562 26|Playoffs2 0 00
  HC Kosice U20Slovakia U20- - -- -|Playoffs1 0 00
  Team Slovakia U20Slovakia28 0 11 0|        
 2013-2014 HC Kosice U18Slovakia U183 0 11 0|Playoffs4 5 49
  HC Kosice U20Slovakia U208 3 25 2|Playoffs4 0 11
  Team Slovakia U18Slovakia235 5 49 20|        
  Slovakia U17 (all)International-Jr4 0 00 4|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr5 2 13 2|        
  Slovakia U18WJC-185 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Team Slovakia U18Slovakia217 6 612 47|        
  Team Slovakia U20Slovakia4 0 00 2|        
  HC KosiceSlovakia15 2 24 6|Playoffs15 1 23
  Slovakia U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 1 01 4|        
  Slovakia U18WJC-185 1 34 2|        
  Slovakia U18 (all)International-Jr3 2 02 0|        
  Slovakia U20WJC-207 0 00 2|        
 2015-2016 Vancouver GiantsWHL58 15 1530 28|        
  Slovakia U20WJC-205 1 01 2|        
 2016-2017 Vancouver GiantsWHL32 19 1231 14|        
  Prince George CougarsWHL30 13 1932 26|Playoffs6 2 35
  Rockford IceHogsAHL5 0 00 2|        
  Slovakia U20WJC-205 0 00 2|        
 2017-2018 Prince George CougarsWHL1 0 00 0|        
  Indy FuelECHL11 1 01 8|        
 2018-2019 Rockford IceHogsAHL2 0 00 0|        
  Indy FuelECHL66 10 2535 99|        
 2019-2020 HC Slovan BratislavaSlovakia54 13 1932 51|        
 2020-2021 HKM ZvolenSlovakia6 3 14 27|        

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