Adam Huska

Hometown:

Zvolen Slovakia

Currently Playing In:

Junior

Birthday:

1997-05-12

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2015

Catches:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

7th round (184th overall), 2015

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Adam Huska played five games at the U18 level in Slovakia as a 14-year-old. He was 2-1 despite a 10.08 goals against and .625 save percentage in three games in the top division with HKM Zvolen. In two second division games with HC Detva he had a 7.95 goals against and .814 save percentage. 

2012-13: Huska played 23 regular season games for HKM Zvolen in his first full season in the Slovak U18 league. He was 11-11-1 with 1 shutout and had a 2.43 goals against and .914 save percentage. 

2013-14: Huska split the season between the Slovakia U18 team in the Division I men’s league and HKM Zvolen in the U18 league. He represented Slovakia in the 2015 U18 World Juniors and also played for the national U17 team. In 14 Division I games he was 1-10-1 with a 3.85 goals against and .891 save percentage. Huska was 7-14-1 with a 3.34 goals against and .899 save percentage in 22 regular season games for the HKM Zloven U18 team. He was 0-5 and had a 3.05 goals against and .910 save percentage in five playoff games and was 2-1 with a 4.49 goals against and .825 save percentage in five relegation games.  Huska was 0-2 in three games for Slovakia, sharing the goaltending duties with Matej Tomek at the WJC and had a 3.00 goals against and .905 save percentage. Slovakia finished eighth, falling 6-2 to the USA in the quarterfinals. Huska played four games for the Slovak U17 squad, posting a 2.51 goals against and .916 save percentage. He was selected by HK Sochi in the fifth round (206th overall) in the 2014 KHL Draft and was chosen by Green Bay in the 15th round (241st overall) in the USHL Entry Draft. 

 2014-15: Huska skated for the Slovakia U18 team at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August and was with the club during its Division I season before joining the USHL’s Green Bay Gamblers. He finished the year with the Slovakia U18 team, competing in the 2015 World Junior Championship in Switzerland.  In 25 games for the Slovakia U18 team during domestic league play he was 3-19-1 with a 3.66 goals against and .901 save percentage. Making his USHL debut with Green Bay in a February 15th game at Fargo, Huska was 0-3-1 in five games with the Gamblers and had a 4.65 goals against and .858 save percentage. He was 0-3 with a 4.33 goals against and .873 save percentage in three games for the Slovakia U18 team at the Ivan Hlinka tournament and was 1-2-1 with a 3.01 goals against and .913 save percentage in five games at the 2015 WJC. Slovakia finished seventh, falling 3-0 to Finland in the quarterfinals. Ranked 16th amongst North American goalies in the Central Scouting final rankings, Huska was selected by the New York Rangers in the seventh round (184th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Huska was one of the USHL’s top goalies in his first full season with the Green Bay Gamblers and started every game for the Slovakia U20 team at the 2016 World Junior Championship. Sharing the goaltending duties for the Gamblers with German 20-year-old Kevin Reich, he was 26-9-2 with four shutouts and had a 1.82 goals against and .931 save percentage in 37 regular season games. Green Bay finished second to Cedar Rapids in the Eastern Conference. Huska was 1-4 with a 3.90 goals against and .899 save percentage in five games for Slovakia at the WJC. Slovakia finished seventh after a 6-0 loss to Sweden in the quarterfinals. Huska committed to playing college hockey at the University of Connecticut in 2016-17 in March 2016. 

Talent Analysis

Huska was selected by the Rangers in the 2015 draft after an impressive performance at the Ivan Hlinka Tournament. He has excellent lateral movement and challenges shooters very well.

Future

Huska will play college hockey at the University of Connecticut in 2016-17 after a strong season for the Green Bay Gamblers in the USHL. Looked at by the Rangers as a player who was too good to pass up in the 2015 NHL Draft despite a number of goaltending prospects in the system, he will have time to develop into an NHL starter during his college career with the Huskies.

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