January 21, 2022

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NHL – Juraj Slafkovský finished fourth in the draft rankings

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The outdoor season will start soon. It is also reminded of the NHL’s Next Draft Rankings, which are published by popular media. After the slightly controversial ranking of TSN’s Craig Button, Bob McKenzie also posted his own ranking from the same page. Two Slovaks got a list of 16 names.

Slovaks are fighting for second place and best defender

While most of the infographics revolve around the author’s own preferences, McKenzie has also helped himself with professionals from the industry. His list consists of a survey of ten NHL scouts. She also participated in the main scouting for individual clubs.

Slovak fans will be delighted with this name in fourth place. It was occupied by Juraj Slafkovský. “A man over 190 cm tall, almost a hundred kilograms, although still a boy, is currently playing in Finland’s largest competition. He has the standards of a power striker, but also has speed, dexterity and talent to be a very productive member of the elite attack, ” McKenzie writes, who according to Slafkovsky can play positions, as well as winger.

This is more correct placement than it is in Craig Patton’s ratings. He confidently describes him as a central striker, even though young Kosice spends the vast majority of his career on the wing. However, it is true that he also played a few midfield matches.

They are Slavkov scouts love

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Juraj Slavkovsky

Source: TASR

Juraj Slafkovský is very fond of Scouting abroad. It’s basically a combination of the things Bob Mackenzie mentioned. Despite his massive body, TPS Turku player has skillful hands and a talent for hockey. “He was one of the guys who also got a vote for second place. The rest fit him between third and eighth.” Reveals an expert from TSN. In Slavkovsky, his work in the men’s national team is also appreciated, both at the World Championships in Riga and at the last Olympic qualification.

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Another 17-year-old member of the Slovak national team appeared in the Elite Sixteen. Defender Shimon Nemec took 11th place on the list. Since he was not placed in the top ten, he did not receive an overall rating like Slafkovský. Simon Nemec is a solid two-way defender. Bob Mackenzie Books.

The German is fighting in the next draft for the position of the best defender. In the TSN expert ranking, David Jiříček, who took 10th place, is second only to the Czech Republic. “Jiříček’s stature as a top defender will be put to a big test next season. Some scouts like Nimek, his Slovak opponent, and more. American Ryan Chesley is another quarterback who deserves to be considered in the top 10.”

EXTRALIGA doesn’t have a good name

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Simon Nemec


The eleventh place for Simon of Germany is more fair than the fifteenth given to him by Craig Button. However, it is still a relatively low profile. According to many, the German is no worse than Slavkovsky. However, he suffers from the bad reputation of the Slovakian extra league, which many people view abroad as a poor competition. The image of Brandt Clark, the eight of the last selections, in Nové Zámky has slightly improved her image.

Best song by Bob Mackenzie

1. Shane Wright (Cannes/Kingston, OHL)

2. Ivan Mironichenko (Russia / Omsk, VHL)

3. BRAD LAMBERT (Fín. / JYP, League)


11. ŠIMON NEMEC (SR / Nitra, extraliga)

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