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Fantasy Summary

A defensive blueliner who possesses all of the tools to play an above-average offensive game if he can put it all together, giving him the chance to be a well-rounded top-four defender.


Observations

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July 2021 – Svozil was selected in the third round, 69th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2021 NHL Draft. Nick Richard

December 2020 – Stanislav Svozil is a bit of a raw defenseman who has the potential to round out into a do-it-all, minutes eater on the back end. He possesses very good mobility overall with a good skating stride and the ability to move in all directions, he stays in front of defenders and uses his stick to disrupt play. He works well with his teammates in transition, reading when and where to jump into the play without making many mistakes in that regard. The offensive upside in his game exists and he isn’t a black hole offensively by any means. He has a good shot from the blueline, thanks to a heavy release and the ability to just hit the net. He is a skilled passer in the offensive zone as well. The consistency in the offensive zone is what he will need to rectify as he moves forward. The responsible game he plays is a result of his time playing against men. The young Czech defender is representing his country at the World Juniors and will be looked at to be a difference-maker for a team that is a bit lacking in the high-end talent department. He should get a bit of runway to showcase his offensive ability playing with his age group again after playing in the Czech men’s league last year and coming home with the league’s Rookie of the Year award. As he matures, his offensive game should come to the forefront as he becomes more comfortable with the speed and strength required to play consistently important minutes against men. Svozil should be in the conversation for the first round fo the 2021 NHL Draft at this point and some have him in the top-20 players available. Only time will tell where this year’s top Czech player will be selected in July. Tony Ferrari 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 17, 2003
Height 6‘1”
Weight 182 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 3; Overall: 69

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 HC Zubr Prerov U16Czechia U162 0 11 2|        
  Czech Knights QC Int PW6 4 37 2|        
 2016-2017 HC Zubr Prerov U16Czechia U1634 3 1316 42|        
  HC Zubr Prerov U18Czechia U18 25 0 00 10|        
  Olomoucky kraj U15MMCR5 0 44 8|        
 2017-2018 HC Zubr Prerov U16Czechia U1623 9 2635 70|Playoffs2 1 34
  HC Zubr Prerov U18Czechia U18 26 1 45 8|        
  Olomoucky kraj U15ODM7 1 56 0|        
 2018-2019 HC Kometa Brno U16Czechia U1617 13 16