Thomas Novak

by niko on February 24, 2017

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Thomas Novak, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-0

Weight: 181

Born: 1997-04-28

Hometown: River Falls, WI, USA

Drafted: 2015 by Nashville Predators, 85th overall

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – Thomas Novak had his second season with the University of Minnesota cut short, because of a knee injury. He will remain side-lined for the remainder of the season. In two seasons in the NCAA, Novak has 0.72 points per game. In the international tournaments, with Team USA, he has 18 points in nine games.

Novak has been described as a dominant precence, a highly skilled playmaking center with a first-rate hockey sense and puckhandling ability. The River Falls native needs to add some weight to his small frame, but other than that, there isn’t anything stopping him from being an effective center for the Predators in the future. Niko Salminen

 

June 2015 – The Nashville Predators selected skilled forward Thomas Novak with the 85th pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

 

May 2015 – Former 3rd overall pick of the USHL Draft, Thomas Novak is a skilled playmaking pivot with high hockey sense. He was a point-per-game forward in his first year in the USHL scoring 14 goals while piling up 34 assists for the Waterloo Black Hawks. Novak’s intelligence allows him to anticipate plays and read the ice which are vital advantages for a high-end set-up man like himself. Committed to the University of Minnesota, Novak is a potential first round selection for the 2015 NHL Draft and many believe this highly skilled centerman will explode as a late bloomer. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: B-

Still a few years away from turning pro. Novak has the tools to become a top-six, two-way center with some scoring upside.

 

 

Footage:

Tommy “The Kid” Novak :

 

Novak finds himself in the USHL Plays of the Week:

 

 

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