Was noticeable at the World Junior Under 20 at Christmas time, showed growth by the time he played in the World Junior Under-18. Unfortunately he missed the quarter final game due to injury but easily the best Czech player during the matches. Continues to grow as an on-ice leader and took charge at the backline, winning board battles, clearing the front, and continuing to show terrific mobility for a big man. Continues to develop as a puck carrier and guy who can make a crips outlet pass. The newest noticeable wrinkle is he played the entire tourney with a chip on his shoulder and a big mean streak when you got near his net front. Lots to like about this developing Czech defender.