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David
Spacek

David Spacek is a clever two-way defenseman who plays a responsible game and shows a lot of quality offensive traits. He’s not a flash and dash type of guy, but rather very poised under pressure and able to escape into open ice and he exudes confidence on the defensive side of the puck. He plays…

Date of Birth
February 18, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Columbus, OH  
Shoots
Right
Weight
174 lbs
Draft Result
5/153 (MIN)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Aug 21/22 Spacek David 24093 – Czechia vs. Team USA WJC-20 by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Jan 15/22 Spacek David 23190 – Sherbrooke vs. Blainville-Boisbriand QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jan 10/22 Spacek David 23146 – Germany vs. Czechia WJC-20 by Joey Fortin Boulay View Report
Nov 27/21 Spacek David 22854 – Sherbrooke vs. Rimouski QMJHL by Zacharie Labrie View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Sherbrooke Phoenix qmjhl 20 5 17 22 1.1 9 10
2021-2022 Sherbrooke Phoenix qmjhl 57 12 38 50 0.88 21 44
2020-2021 HC Stadion Litomerice czechia2 2 0 1 1 0.5 -1 0
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David Spacek is a clever two-way defenseman who plays a responsible game and shows a lot of quality offensive traits. He’s not a flash and dash type of guy, but rather very poised under pressure and able to escape into open ice and he exudes confidence on the defensive side of the puck. He plays one-on-one situations well by controlling the inside of the ice and maintaining a great gap and, although he lacks explosiveness while skating backwards he can, at least at the junior level be very effective. He willingly goes into puck battles along the boards and ventures into open ice with enthusiasm and decisiveness. He uses an active stick, good body positioning, and a bit of toughness to challenge opponents and win possession. On the offensive end of things, he reads the ice in front of him really well. He initiates zone exits with a crisp and accurate first pass, works the offensive blue line at five-on-five, quarterbacks the power play, and finds shooting lanes in order to get pucks to the net for first or second-chance opportunities. There is no question that gaining another step in his skating will be important, as will continued improvements in mobility and edgework. He can also upgrade his net-front defense as he will sometimes get a bit too puck focused and lose track of opponents and leave their stick available. None of these concerns are particularly fatal on their own and can certainly be addressed. Collectively, though, it leaves questions in his game. If he’s able to address these concerns one-by-one it’d go a long way to creating some calmness in his game. Assuming he is able to make those advances, he could make his way into an NHL lineup as a bottom-four defenseman.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide