2017 NHL Entry Draft

Martin Necas

MARTIN NECASCzech Republic

CAROLINA • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 12

 

Previous Team: Brno Kometa (Extraliga)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 12

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 167 • Shoots: Right
Born: Jan. 15, 1999 • Home: Zdar nad Sazavou, Czech Republic

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Teams: Zdar SKLH (Czech U16); Brno (Czech U16/U18)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 14, 2017
KHL Draft: 2016 by Chelyabinsk (Round 1, No. 10 Overall)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Saginaw (Round 1, No. 9 Overall)
Agent: Jiri Hamal (Global Management Group)
Extraliga Debut: Sept. 9, 2016 (Brno at Zlin)
First Extraliga Goal: Sept. 25, 2016 (Brno at Karlovy Vary)

IN THE NEWS:
Dominated Play at 2015 World Under-17

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "His skating is as good as anybody's. He has high-end offensive touch."(Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Good speed, hands, good stick-handler. Questioned some of his decision-making with the puck. Lots of turnaways without the puck. Very skilled forward with NHL potential who needs to be more consistent." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "His skill level is really good. You watch him in warm-up and you say ‘holy sh**, he’s a superstar.’ But he’s a little bit like a deer in the headlights right now. You’re not sure about some things, there is a little bit of risk factor, so you’ve got to be careful when you take him." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "A very skilled forward who lacks a bit in the weight/strength department. Apart from the obvious skating and skill combination, one thing I like about Martin is how hard he competes. He also isn’t afraid to take the puck to the net." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Reads the play very well and finds quiet, dead spots in the zone. Highly imaginative with fast decisions. Runs the PP from the half-wall and uses soft hands and deft touch to set up great chances with slick little feeds. The puck barely even reaches his blade and he's already flicking no-look chip passes." (Red Line Report)