Team: TPS U18
Position: Right Wing
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 198
REPORT: TPS @ JOKERIT U18, OCTOBER 5, 2019
Slafkovsky was the best player on the TPS U18 team in a 5-2 win over Jokerit. The 2004 born Slovakian oozed skill and was around the puck a lot, generating offense in majority of his shifts. Capable of creating offense with slick hands in traffic, he had a soft touch on the puck, as well as great vision and offensive instincts. He played a mature game with the puck and he was aware of his passing options. Even though Slafkovsky had a superb game offensively, his play without the puck was also very impressive. He had a good stick, applied back pressure and made his presence felt. He had a knack for taking away time and space and creating turnovers. Moreover, he had surprisingly quick feet, pretty good mobility and backwards skating ability. He finished the game with two goals – one of them being an empty netter – and two assists. Slafkovsky has a lot of potential and an intriguing package of skill, smarts and situational toughness.
Cover photo: Hokej.cz