Jakub Vrana - Photo Courtest of hokej.cz

 

Jakub Vrana, LW/RW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 187

Born: 1996-06-28

Hometown: Praha, CZE

Drafted: 2014 by Washington Capitals, 13th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

November 2014 – Vrana has 11 points, five goals and six assists, in 17 SHL games so far this year. Last year in 24 games he had three points. He is not seeing top minutes and power play time, but he is sixth in team scoring behind team (and league) leader Jeff Taffe. He played in the Czech Republic U20 tournament for a second year in a row, this time putting up six points in six games. He will be one to watch in the World Junior tournament. Pat Quinn

 

June 2014 – The Washington Capitals selected Jakub Vrana 13th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

February 2014 – Once ranked fairly high, Vrana has experienced some bouts of inconsistency in his game and has yet to really develop the defensive awareness that scouts were hoping for. That aside, Vrana is an imaginative passer with above-average puck skills and his knack for cashing in on loose pucks in the scoring area doesn’t go unnoticed. His arsenal features a quick accurate release that can fool opposing goaltenders and his ability to find the scoring areas cannot be taught. Brendan Ross

 

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Raw prospect with good offensive instincts especially as a playmaker. Projects as a top six forward.

 

 

 

Footage:

 

Jakub Vrana scores versus Canada at the 2014 U20 WJC:

 

 

 

 

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