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Radek Faksa, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-3

Weight: 202

Born: 1994-01-09

Hometown: Opava, Czech Rebublic

Drafted: 2012 by Dallas Stars, 13th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

September 2014 - Faksa had a good training camp and preseason in Dallas making a good impression on the staff. In the end it wasn't enough to secure a spot in Big D and Faksa will be headed back for another season in Cedar Park. His performance was such that his name will be mentioned whenever callups occur this season. Rex Doty

 

January 2014 - Faksa (27 points, 30 games) was acquired by the Sudbury Wolves (OHL) via trade from the Kitchener Rangers on Jan. 9. "In Radek Faksa, we have acquired one of the premier two-way forwards in the OHL," says Wolves' GM Blaine Smith. "Radek is strong on face-offs and is very effective at net-front. We look forward to Radek's offensive contribution on our power play as well." The 20-year old joins one of the top teams in the OHL (9-1-0 in last 10 games), along with skilled prospect forwards such as Mathew Campagna (56 points, 38 games), Nicholas Baptiste (46 points, 38 games) and leading goal-scorer Nathan Pancel (35 goals, 38 games). Faksa, who recently returned from the World Junior Championship in Sweden, will likely make his Sudbury debut at home against Mississauga on Jan. 10 and appears poised to become a prime factor in the Wolves' offensive game plan moving forward. Clayton Bailey

 

December 2013 - Faksa has headed overseas to join up with the Czech team for the World Junior Championship, which gets underway later this month. The former first round selection continues to lead the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) in scoring with 25 points (14 goals, 11 assists) through 29 games played. Clayton Bailey

 

November 2013 - Faksa ranks first among the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) in both goals (10) and points scored (14) through 19 games this season. Despite recording 10 points (eight goals, two assists) through the opening 11 games, he's since scored just four points and a minus-five rating through eight games in the month of November. Faksa ended a three game point drought on Nov. 17 against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, leading the Rangers to a 6-3 win. Clayton Bailey

 

April 2013 - Faksa returned to the Kitchener lineup March 1st, and finished the regular season with five points in the final 7 games. Radek then added six points in 10 playoff games before Kitchener was eliminated in the second round of the OHL playoffs. He's now with the Texas Stars, playing in the final two regular season games there. He had one assist and a minus-1 in those games. His role and playing time in the AHL playoffs are still to be determined. Rex Doty

 

February 2013 – He did not last long in Dallas Stars camp as they felt it was better to get the kids back to junior as quickly as possible. Faksa’s WJC performance was not overly strong to the Czech Republic, registering only a pair of assists. Upon returning to junior in January, he suffered a shoulder injury that threatens to hold him out a long while. Kitchener will need his presence if they expect to make noise in the playoffs. Jason Banks

 

October 2012 - Faksa is the key centerpiece of the Kitchener Rangers’ offensive attack and without his seven points (8 games) the team’s awful scoring slump would be even more depressing. Faksa has yet to dominate on the score sheet but he brings the intangibles and complete game that provides value to any franchise at the OHL or NHL level. Brenden Ross

 

July 2012 – Faksa has agreed to terms on a substantial (approximately 1.4 million) entry level deal. It would not be surprising if Faksa gets a long look and potentially a few NHL games to begin the season. It is unlikely that he will stick. He may have European eligibility to play in the AHL, but is more likely to continue getting used to North American ice in Kitchener of the OHL where he will be expected to control games and snipe at a high rate. From personal experience, when Faksa gets the puck on his stick, he commands attention, is very exciting to watch and you have to be careful not to blink or you will be looking for highlight on TV or YouTube. Jason Banks

 


June 2012 - Dallas Stars add Radek Faksa with their 13th pick of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Brenden Ross

 

March 2012 – Radek Faksa is a towering pivot who routinely uses his quick release to fire hard, accurate wrist shots on net. A talented stickhandler but just a mediocre skater, the Kitchener Ranger may not possess the elite offensive skills necessary to become an upper echelon scorer at the professional level. He will likely spend the 2012-13 season in the OHL. Rich Dillon

 

Fantasy Outlook: B


Top-six forward who will likely tally in the 50 to 60 point range.

 

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Radek Faksa outwaits Sarnia Sting goaltender:


 

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