Juraj Slafkovsky

Height / Weight
6' 4" / 218 lbs
Born
March 30th 2004 (17)
Position
Left Winger
Country
Slovakia
NHL 2022 mock draft
SCOUTING REPORT

The youngest player to play in the 2019-20 World Junior Tournament. He is huge and has great size, and tools to project him as future NHLer. He is a long strider with soft hands in his giving and receiving passes. Has very good acceleration and gets to his top speed quickly, and doesn't have to slow to let his shot go. Uses his size on the wall and to fend off attackers in his carries, but has shown little interest as physically dominant checker or attacker. He is difficult to move when planted in front. Adding that edge might be a key to his upward progress. On offense he has to read and get the puck to his teammates when they are in a better position to shot than going solo. Nice pieces that need time to fall in place.

--Bill Placzek--