Vojtech Mozik

Hometown:

Prague Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-12-26

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

Signed as free agent, 2015.

Weight:

190 lbs.

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History

2007-08: Vojtech Mozik played for the BK Mlada Boleslav U18 team in the Czech Republic. He had 1 assist and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in 26 playoff games and had an even plus/minus with no points nor penalties in two playoff games. 

2008-09: Mozik skated in 48 games, including two playoff contests, with the BK Mlada Boleslav U18 team in his second season. He scored 5 goals with 10 assists and was +21 with 30 penalty minutes. 

2009-10: Mozik made his debut in the Czech U20 league, skating in three games with BK Mlada Boleslav, and was among the team leaders amongst defensemen in points and penalty minutes for the club’s U18 team. He was -1 with 1 assist and 2 penalty minutes in U20 play. Mozik scored 9 goals with 23 assists and was +24 with 83 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games for the BK Mlada U18 team. He was +1 with no points and 14 penalty minutes in two playoff games. 

2010-11: Mozik skated in 52 games for BK Mlada Boleslav in his first season with the club’s U20 team. He scored 3 goals with 12 assists and was +20 with 48 penalty minutes. BK Mlada missed the playoffs, finishing ninth. 

2011-12: Mozik made his debut in the Czech Extraliga — skating in 27 regular season games and 12 relegation playoff games for the BK Mlada Boleslav men’s team — and represented the Czech Republic at the U20 and U19 levels. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was -1 with 12 penalty minutes during the regular season. In 12 post-season games he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -7 with 4 penalty minutes. Mozik played 11 games for the BK Mlada Boleslav U20 team, finishing +3 with 3 assists and 14 penalty minutes. He scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -3 with 8 penalty minutes in six games at the 2012 World Juniors for the Czech U20 team. The Czech Republic finished fifth, falling 2-1 in overtime to Russia in the quarterfinals and defeating Slovakia, 5-2, in the fifth-place game. Mozik had 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes in four games with the Czech U19 team. He was selected by HC Lev Praha in the second round (69th overall) in the 2012 KHL Draft. 

2012-13: Mozik skated for Czech Extraliga champion HC Plzen on loan from BK Mlada Boleslav in his second pro season. He had 1 assist and was -3 with 20 penalty minutes in 28 regular season games. Mozik was -2 with 1 assist and 24 penalty minutes  in 18 Extraliga playoff games. He played five games with BK Mlada Boleslav in the second division, finishing with no points and 2 penalty minutes with an even plus/minus. 

2013-14: Mozik skated in 51 of 52 regular season games for HC Plzen in his third Extraliga season and was the club’s top scoring defenseman. He skated for the Czech Republic national team for the first time, competing in two games during the European Hockey Trophy tournament. He scored 8 goals with 6 assist and was +2 with 60 penalty minutes during the regular season. HC Plzen finished third in the regular season and reached the second round int he playoffs. Mozik had 1 assist and was -4 with 2 penalty minutes in six playoff games. In two games during the EHT he was -2 with 4 penalty minutes. 

2014-15: Mozik was the second-leading scorer amongst defensemen for HC Plzen and led the team in penalty minutes in his fourth season. He scored 10 goals with 19 assists in 51 games and was +2 with 94 penalty minutes. HC Plzen slipped to seventh, falling in a playoff qualifying series. Mozik scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was -2 with 6 penalty minutes in four playoff games. Playing for the Czech Republic national teams in three stages of the Europe Hockey Trophy tournament he was +3 with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes in eight games. Mozik signed a two-year entry-level contract with New Jersey in June 2015.

Talent Analysis

Mozik is a talented offensive defenseman with the puck skills and mobility to lead the rush. He is also a power play specialist.

Future

Mozik was signed to a two-year entry-level contract by the Devils following a great season in the Czech Extraliga. Skating for New Jersey AHL affiliate Albany in 2015-16, he has been a solid two-way defenseman while contributing both offensively and physically. With the depth in New Jersey's system he faces an uphill battle to earn a roster spot but Mozik's progress to this point suggests he can be a solid lower pairing defenseman.

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