FC Rank 56
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Bílí Tygři Liberec
158 lbs
Place of Birth
Olomouc, CZE  

Galvas is an undersized defenseman who has plenty of positive characteristics in his overall approach and play despite the hindrance of his frame. He’s a fluid skater who is able to create time and space for himself at both ends of the ice with his shiftiness. Galvas isn’t shy to defend and is efficient in scanning around to read where the incoming threats are attacking from before retrieving the puck. He’s frequently on pucks first in his own end, but is susceptible to being boxed out and can be forced into turnovers by behind spun around by forecheckers. He has the understanding and compete level, generally, but perhaps not the full physical characteristics to execute how he wants to defend at this stage of his development. There are also issues with boxing out opponents in front of the net. This, potentially, will be course corrected simply by physically maturing and adding strength. Battling the size element and defensive issues is some offensive upside. Glavas isn’t shy to work himself down low deep in the offensive zone to orchestrate or continue scoring forays, and can be deceptive in his offensive generation with his slick hands and edgework. This element of his game doesn’t come without its own hiccups, however, as his risk-reward analysis on the fly could use some refinement. In other words, his situational awareness on when to attack in terms of the time and circumstance in the game isn’t always up to par. Still, Galvas is one to keep an eye on in my books as a player that might be able to develop into an offensive-minded bottom-pairing defenseman, and I would start to consider him as a selection in the late third or early fourth rounds of the 2024 draft.

Aaron Vickers
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Game Results

December 29, 2023
Team USA

Player Report

Skating 7
Shooting 5
Puckhandling 6
Playmaking 6
Offensive Awareness 6
Defensive Awareness 5
Compete 5

Tomas Galvas's Reports

Dec 30/23 Tomas Galvas 25352 – Czechia vs. Team USA WJC-20 by Aaron Vickers View Summary
Sep 27/23 Tomas Galvas 25173 – Brno Jr. vs. Olomouc Jr. CZECH-U20 by Miroslav Simurka View Summary
Aug 11/23 Tomas Galvas 25010 – Team USA vs. Czechia HLINKA by Miroslav Simurka View Summary
Jul 26/23 Tomas Galvas 24918 – Czechia vs Switzerland EXHIBITION by Miroslav Simurka View Summary