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Pavel
Novak

A slight forward who may not impose his will with his size or physical play but is a competitive 200-foot player who plays with natural hockey instincts. The optics of his skating draws concerns, but he is so quick in his ability to accelerate and change direction that he doesn’t seem overly hindered. His hip…

Date of Birth
April 16, 2002
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'9.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Tabor, CZE  
Shoots
Right
Weight
170 lbs
Draft Result
5/146 (MIN)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Novak Pavel D3314 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20781 – Spokane vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20780 – Kelowna vs. Brandon WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20779 – Lethbridge vs. Kelowna WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20778 – Everett vs. Kelowna WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20777 – Everett vs. Kelowna WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20776 – Hlinka Gretzky Review HLINKA by Derek Neumeier View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20775 – Switzerland vs. Czech Republic SC by Dennis Schellenberg View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20749 – Red Deer vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20748 – Vancouver vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20747 – Kamloops vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20746 – Spokane vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20745 – Kamloops vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report
Jul 14/20 Novak Pavel 20744 – Swift Current vs. Kelowna WHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2019-2020 Kelowna Rockets whl 55 25 33 58 1.05 10 33
August 14, 2020
Regional Roundtable: Evaluating Western Canada’s Crop in 2020
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft
August 5, 2019
Who To Watch At The Hlinka Gretzky Cup

A slight forward who may not impose his will with his size or physical play but is a competitive 200-foot player who plays with natural hockey instincts. The optics of his skating draws concerns, but he is so quick in his ability to accelerate and change direction that he doesn’t seem overly hindered. His hip extension is poor and late in shifts he seems to show fatigue, but a good skating coach should be able to turn him into a more powerful and effective skater, which is currently one of his weaknesses. A notably strong passer and a natural when it comes to finding his teammates sticks, he is strong at both subtle and skilled passes. His calling card is the ability to consistently generate offence and is a catalyst for his team, often finding ways to hit the scoresheet even without standing out on the ice. He has a lot of pop off his stick when shooting, but he needs to be more patient when picking his spots and finding effective shooting lanes. Defensively, he can read the rush and applies strong backcheck pressure using his stick and aggressive demeanor to break up plays. He covers for his defenders on pinches and may not always do the flashy plays but keeps the play simple.  Overall, he is a competitive player who exhibits a fearlessness and while he needs to work on his consistency and skating speed, he shows a dynamic style of play that many teams covet.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide