Scouting Report: Juraj Slafkovsky

Independent scouting for NHL, QMJHL, OHL, WHL, USHL and NCAA teams

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Scouting Report written by Josh Tessler

Juraj Slafkovsky is a Slovakian 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect and he hails from Košice, Slovakia.

Slafkovsky played youth hockey for the local club, HC Košice. It’s the same program that developed several current and former NHLers including Peter Bondra, Ladislav Nagy, Erik Černák, Martin Marinčin, Tomáš Jurčo and Marek Svatoš. During Slafkovsky’s time playing youth hockey, he played alongside Green Bay Gamblers goaltender and fellow 2022 NHL Draft eligible prospect Rastislav Eliáš. The Slovakian winger played his final season with HC Košice in 2017-2018 and then he packed up his bags to play abroad. 

In 2018-2019, Slafkovsky played for the Red Bull Hockey Academy U18 club (Salzburg, Austria) and for the U16 and U19 HK Hradec Královéc clubs (Hradec Králové, Czechia). The following season, 2019-2020, Slafkovsky moved to TPS in Finland (Turku, Finland). Since joining TPS, he played for the club at the U16, U18 and U20 levels before making his Liiga debut this season (2021-2022).

In international play, Slafkovsky has represented Slovakia at the International Level at the World Juniors. He participated in the 2021 and 2022 IIHF World Juniors. In addition, he was on the Slovakian roster for the 2021 IIHF World Championships.

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