Jakub Vojta

Hometown:

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1987-02-08

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2005

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

94th overall, 2005 NHL Entry Draft by Carolina

Weight:

187 lbs.

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History

He was a captain of Czech 87 born since they were in the U-16 and he remained until the U-18 WJC. At the U-18 WJC Vojta together with Hanzal and Pavelec were the best players of the Czech team.

Talent Analysis

An offensive minded blueliner, Vojta makes use of his ability to join the rush and support the offense. He is a crafty passer who is adept at creating good plays. He is a solid skater with above-average straightaway speed and decent first-step quickness. His lateral movement is adequate. Vojta is willing to let his slap shot go, but has to learn how to keep it lower on the ice. A player with solid determination, Vojta can lead by example. He only needs to play all of his games at full intensity and determination.

Vojta isn’t timid, but could display his mean streak more often instead of using his stick when battling in the trenches. Of the things to work on for him, his defensive zone coverage is first. Vojta still suffers from the odd positional breakdown and has to stay with his man all the way. The versatile rearguard can play wing as well. The biggest question with Vojta is his attitude, though he is a good leader in the national team, he lacked passion and determination in many games played for Sparta juniors.