Simon Stransky’s decision to take the same path as his older brother, former Saskatoon Blade and Dallas Stars pick Matej Stransky, by leaving the Czech Republic to play in the WHL has paid notable dividends. The Prince Albert Raiders winger has asserted himself as a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NHL draft class, as he was recently ranked 24th among North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting Service’s midterm ranking.
“He said it was a good experience and that it would be good for me, too,” says Stransky on his decision to play in the WHL. “He told me they have good coaches out here and it’s a good way to get to the next level.”
Evident in his stats, the 6-foot, 169-pound Stransky has evolved his game in his sophomore season with the Raiders. He’s netted 14 goals and 38 points in 37 contests following notching 42 points in 70 contests last year.
“I’ve played a lot this year,” says the Ostrava, Czech Republic native. “The coach gives me a lot of ice time and I’ve had goodRead More »from NHL draft tracker: Simon Stransky, Prince Albert Raiders