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2020 Draft Prospect Profile : Jan Mysak has a heavy shot and slick playmaking abilities

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Jan Mysak

Position: C/LW
Current Team: HC Litvinov/Hamilton Bulldogs
Date of Birth: June 24th, 2002
Birthplace: Litvinov, CZE
Height: 6’0”7
Weight: 181 lbs
Shoots: L

Rankings

Elite Prospects : #29
Future Considerations : #16
ISS Hockey : #25
McKeen’s Hockey : #27

2019-20 Stats

HC Litvinov (Czech)

Games Played : 26
Goals : 5
Assists : 4
Points : 9
PIM : 2

Hamilton Bulldogs (OHL)

Games Played : 22
Goals : 15
Assists : 10
Points : 24
PIM : 10

Jan Mysak spent the first half of the 2019-20 season playing in the Czech Republic for HC Livinov, a professional team out of his home country. While there, He made a strong showing on the stats sheet as he did not struggle to put points on the board.

After lighting things up at the U20 World Juniors, Mysak headed towards Canada to make his North American debut for the Hamilton Bulldogs. Yet again, Mysak did not struggle to score points. In fact, while in the OHL scouts were treated to Mysak’s playmaking abilities and his heavy handed shot which made netminders flinch a few times.

While playmaking and scoring sounds nice, Mysak needs to work on his skating. He’s not the fastest and sometimes his foot movements are clunky. If a team is confident in their ability to turn him into a decent skater, then Mysak will become a deadly player to have on future rosters.

Scouting Reports

“His shot is lethal and he has some explosion in his game. He finds his teammates well and looked more efficient in his skating stride as the year wore on.” - Tony Ferrari - Dobber Prospects

“As a player, Myšák is a sniper who gets his shot off without hesitation. His release is quick and his wrister is sharp as a tack. What has been interesting to see is how he has developed playmaking abilities to complement his goal-scoring habits.” - Anton Rasegard - Habs Eye on the Prize

“Jan Mysak is a dynamic player with NHL caliber hockey IQ. He smoothly transitioned to the OHL from the top league in Czech Republic and pushed his game to a new level. He possesses the poise, personal drive and dedication placing him among the top prospects for the 2020 NHL Draft. With Jan, there are no limits to his potential.” - Allan Walsh in an interview with Arthur Kailyev of the Hamilton Bulldogs


Highlights