Lukas Vomela played his entire previous career in the team from his hometown, HC Ceske Budejovice. He broke into the senior Extraleague this season after playing his way through all age categories. Relatively unexperienced on the international stage, Vomela played just at the 2003 Under-18 WJC and two more tournaments with the Under-19 and Under-20 team in 2003-2004.
2007-08: For the first time since he was 18 years old, Vomela did not see any action in the Czech Republic’s top league. He spent the year with second-tier teams HC Prostejov (28 games) and HC Vrchlabi (6 games). He’ll be 23 in September and he is not yet a regular in Extraliga, which spells bad news for his NHL future.
Blessed with a gangly 6'2'', 180 lbs. frame, Vomela has a nice size but has some filling out to do before he can emerge as a feared physical menace. More of a stay-at-home defenseman, he concentrates on having his defensive duties done before he occasionally joins the rush and displays his offensive side. A decent skater for a player of his size, Vomela could still use more mobility and balance, which would make his defensive zone coverage more effective. He is a solid shooter from the point and has adequate passing skills. He tries to keep his game simple and is coveted for his reliability, but has to further improve his decision making with the puck. Vomela plays a sound positional game in his own zone and he marks his man effectively. He made strides in his toughness during the last season and is capable of throwing solid hits with good timing. He is also a solid crease-clearer who plays his games at a good level of intensity and determination.
Likely to remain in the Czech Republic for the rest of his career.
Potential: Euro-league defensive defenseman