Vaclav Karabacek - Photo Courtesy of www.lapresse.ca

 

Vaclav Karabacek, RW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 195

Born: 1996-05-02

Hometown: Czech Republic

Drafted: 2014 by Buffalo Sabres, 49th overall

 

 

 

 

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June 2014 - The Buffalo Sabres selected Vaclav Karabacek 49th overall at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross


June 2014 – Czech winger Vaclav Karabacek debuted with the Gatineau Olympiques and had an impressive rookie season notching 21 goals and 47 points in contests. Karabacek helped propel the Czech Republic to a silver medal at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship adding a trio of goals and six points in seven games. He is a sturdy forward who works the dirty areas well and while he doesn’t possess top end speed, he is elusive and agile in movement. Look for Karabacek to develop his skating and acclimate himself more to the North American game as he takes the next step in his development. Projects as a mid-round pick and could be selected as high as the second round at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.  Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C -

Karabacek owns the skill and hockey sense to develop into a serviceable winger at the NHL level but he will be a work in progress.

 

 

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