#4 Libor Sulak |
||Pos: D |
From: Pelhrimov, Czech Rep.
Acquired: Signed 2 yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 5/24/17
|Plus: Mobile defender is a great skater... Soft hands and good offensive skill with the puck... Uses size and will play physical... Hard point shot with quick release... Sees the ice well and makes good use of options...
|Minus: Needs to adjust game to North American rink size... |
|Organizational Comments: Wings Director of Player Evaluation GM Jiri FIscher "He's a very mobile, 6-3, two-way defenseman, he had a good coming out season last year. He was the best defenseman on a competitive team. He impressed the Czech national team coaches enough, they invited him to the pre-World Championship camp. In the past year-and-a-half, he's made tremendous progress." |
|What GRC says: Spring 2018 Was impressive in a brief showing at the end of the season. A skilled defenseman with good size, he was not afraid to use it to get the puck out of danger or separate the puck carrier from the puck. Sulak is very mobile, a great skater for a player of his size and sees the ice well. Very adept at reading the play and breaking it up, he also showed how quickly he can recover even when he makes a mistake. Libor also possesses soft hands and made some great passes in his limited sample size. Under contract for another season, he is a dark horse to spend some time in NHL next season, but should be able to earn a spot on the GR blueline.
Summer 2018 Considered the best blueliner in Finland last season, Sulak is a rare combination of size, skill and skating. He has good skill with the puck and is capable of clearing the zone or leading the rush up ice. Don't let the soft hands fool you though, as he is also capable of laying a big hit or battling in fron tof the net with a touch of nastiness. Sulak should play a pivotal role on the Griffins blueline, provided he doesn't steal a spot with the parent club.
|Role: Two-way Defender |
|Projection: 3-5 Defenseman |
| 5/24/17 || Signed 2-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) |
| 10/2/17 || Assigned to Lahti (FIN) |
| 3/23/18 || Reassigned from Lahti (Fin) to Grand Rapids (AHL) |
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