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Lean, athletic goaltender who relies on his reaction time and positioning to stop pucks. A long-term project who has displayed some upside early in his career.


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May 2022 – A relative unknown when he was drafted by the Maple Leafs in the 2021 draft, Peksa had an outstanding season in the MHL and took strides towards carving out a place on the organizational depth chart. Through 56 regular season games with Irbis Kazan, he registered a record of 30-17-8, including nine shutouts, to go along with a 1.79 GAA and .936 SV%. He surrendered the starting job to fellow Leafs prospect Artur Akhtyamov ahead of the postseason when he was sent down after Kazan’s VHL squad was eliminated, but regained control of the crease and led his club to within one victory of an appearance in the MHL finals. There have been rumors that Kazan’s VHL squad won’t be operating next year so there is some uncertainty as to where Peksa will play in the 2022-23 season but the Leafs have to be thrilled with how his 2021-22 season played out. Nick Richard

August 2021 – Peksa was selected in the sixth round, 185th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2021 NHL Draft. He spent the 2020-21 season with Irbis Kazan of the MHL, playing in the same system as fellow Leafs goaltending prospect Artur Akhtyamov. Through 17 games, Peksa had a record of 8-5-2 to go along with a 2.57 GAA and .909 SV%. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 4.5
Country RUS
Position G
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 27, 2002
Height 6‘2”
Weight 163 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 6; Overall: 185

Stats

 Season Team League GP GAA SVS%      Playoffs GP GAA SVS%
 2017-2018 Dynamo Kazan U16Russia U1640 - -|      
 2018-2019 Dynamo Kazan U18Russia U1830 2.00 -|Playoffs6 2.31 -
 2019-2020 Sputnik AlmetievskMHL0 - -|      
  Ak Bars Kazan U18Russia U181 1.00 -|Playoffs1 3.00 -
  Irbis KazanMHL0 - -|      
 2020-2021 Bars KazanVHL0 - -|      
  Irbis KazanMHL17 2.57 .909|Playoffs1 0.00 .000
 2021-2022 Bars KazanVHL0 - -|      
  Irbis KazanMHL56 1.79 .936|Playoffs13 2.15 .919

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