Libor Hajek

by olafson1393 on February 16, 2017

 

Libor Hajek, D

 

Shoots: L

Height: 6-1

Weight: 205

Born: 1998-02-04

Hometown: Smrcek, CZE

Drafted: 2016 by the Tampa Bay Lightning, 37th overall

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Libor’s 2016 campaign has resulted in a notable improvement in offensive production. He has a firm grasp on the position of top blue-line prospect for the Lightning, however with Jake Dotchin being provided the current opportunity, he will likely be offered some AHL seasoning before another chance presents itself. The Lightning have some expensive defensive contracts coming off the books in the next two to three years so expect Libor to be first in line to take over when the time comes. Brayden Olafson

 

June 2016 – The Lightning traded up to take Hajek in the second round of the 2016 NHL draft. Hajek was the pick Tampa received for Anthony DeAngelo. Hajek is a two-way defender with some physical upside. Tends to ramp up his play when a game is on the line, but that can lead to poor decisions. Hajek will need to develop offensively and work on his decision-making in junior for a year or two. Max Marko

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Hajek will likely have to face the comparison to Anthony DeAngelo for the duration of his pro career. His offensive production will almost certainly not match DeAngelo’s, however with the opportunity to play a role in the Lightning top four his size and endurance may prove to be more valuable to the Lightning in the long run.

 

 

Footage:

2015-2016 Libor Hajek highlights

 

 

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