2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Jakub Skarek

JAKUB SKAREKCzech Republic

Current Team: Jihlava Dukla (Czech Extraliga)

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Vital Statistics

Position: G • Height: 6-3 • Weight: 196 • Catches: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 10, 1999 • Hometown: Jihlava, Czech Republic

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Jihlava (U16/U18/U20/WSM); Prague Sparta (Extraliga)
Extraliga Debut: Nov. 15, 2016 (Prague at Zlin)
First Extraliga Win: Nov. 15, 2016 (Prague at Zlin)

Won First Four Extraliga Starts (in Czech)
Played in the '17 World Juniors (in Czech)
Extraliga Debut Winner at Age 17 (in Czech)
A Gold Medalist at Hlinka Tourney (in Czech)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He was the talk of the Ivan Hlinka last summer as he backstopped the Czech Republic to a Gold Medal victory with elite goaltending. He also enjoyed a strong Under-20 performance, but to the surprise of many was subpar at the 2017 Under-18’s. Scouts will be more than willing to dismiss the one blip on the radar with a strong 2017-18." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Guide)

• "One of the premier goaltending prospects for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. ... He's athletic and smooth in his crease, moving well from post to post. With his size and positional game, he covers his angles well. He's a good puck-tracker, which helps him stop pucks from point shots with traffic in front of him. ...S hould be a regular in the top Czech men's league, and should challenge to be the top goaltender selected in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)