Jakub Voracek
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Jakub Voracek

Hometown:

Kladno Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-08-15

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Trade with Philadelphia, 2011

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2006-07: Jakub Voracek had an impressive rookie season with the Halifax Mooseheads where he recorded 86 points in 59 games.  Voracek won a pair of QMJHL trophies, including the Michel Bergeron Trophy for Best Offensive Rookie and the RDS Trophy for Rookie of the Year, was twice named QMJHL offensive player of the week, and was named Rookie of the Month for October 2006.

2007-08: Voracek’s late burst at the tail end of his 2006-07 season carried right through the entire 2007-08 campaign.  Voracek was one of the most dominant performers in the entire CHL in a year which saw him win QMJHL offensive player of the month in October and again in January.  Voracek was the most powerful weapon on a very talented Halifax Mooseheads team.  He also represented Czech Republic at the U20 WJC in January, where he finished as the team’s top scorer.  Voracek was named a QMJHL Second Team All-Star.

Talent Analysis

Voracek is an explosive skater, with dynamic offensive ability.  He is extremely strong on the puck and has great vision.  He has a very good shot, but prefers the role of a setting up his line mates.  An outstanding puck distributor, Voracek sees the ice very well and passes the puck to an open man with an incredible speed and accuracy.  Has a very strong defensive presence as well.  Is very close to the full package, and has the work ethic and joy of the game to continue improving.

Future

Voracek is now an established NHL player and no longer considered a prospect for HF's purposes.

 

Hard working depth players populate Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool

by Chris Shafer
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Photo: Marc-Andre Bourdon is one of several Flyers defensive prospects who already has some NHL experience on his resume. (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

While the Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool consistently hovers near the bottom of the league, it is not for a lack of production. A steady stream of graduates has kept the team rotating through young talent since the end of the 2004-05 NHL Lockout. Though they once again lack blue-chip prospects within their pool, most of the weight for the future of the team is carried by young NHL players such as Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, Sean Couturier, and the Schenn brothers, Luke and Brayden.

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