Jack Sadek


Lakeville Minnesota

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7th round (204th overall), 2015


185 lbs.

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2012-13: Jack Sadek played for Lakeville North High School in the Minneapolis/St. Paul suburbs. Skating for the Panthers’ varsity as a sophomore, he scored 2 goals with 4 assists and 22 penalty minutes in 30 games. Lakeville North lost five of its last six regular season games but won three straight sectional 1AA playoff games, defeating Lakeville South 6-3 in the championship game to reach the Minnesota State Tournament. 

2013-14: Sadek skated in all 31 games for Lakeville North as a junior as the Panthers finished second in the Minnesota state AA tournament. He scored 6 goals with 11 assists and 22 penalty minutes. The Panthers rolled through three Section 1AA games, defeating their opponents by a combined 24-2. Lakeville North defeated Stillwater (6-1) and Eagan (3-1) before losing to Edina (8-2) in the Minnesota AA championship game. Sadek committed to playing college hockey at the University of Minnesota in August 2014. 

2014-15: Sadek participated in Minnesota Hockey’s Model Camp in August and played for Team Southeast in the Upper Midwest Elite HS league in the fall before returning to Lakeville North for a memorable senior season. He scored 4 goals with 7 assists in 24 games for Team Southeast. Sadek skated in all 31 games for Lakeville North as the Panthers dominated Minnesota HS hockey. He scored 7 goals with 26 assists, including a goal and an assist in the 6-2 win over Eden Prairie in the Minnesota AA semifinal game. Lakeville North rolled through Section 1AA play, winning three games by a combined score of 30-1. In the state AA tournament the Panthers defeated three straight traditional powers, Hill-Murray (4-1), Eden Prairie (6-2), and Duluth East (4-1). Sadek was ranked 79th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was invited to the Prospects Combine. He was selected by Minnesota in the seventh round (204th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Sadek made the jump directly from high school to college hockey, skating in 15 games for the University of Minnesota as a freshman. He had 5 assists and was -3 with 12 penalty minutes. The Gophers finished first in the Big 10 in the regular season but did not receive an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament after a 5-3 loss to Michigan in the conference championship game. 

Talent Analysis

Jack Sadek is a very well-rounded defenseman for his age. Capable of playing heavy minutes, he has excellent awareness to go with good puck skills and skating. Needs to continue to develop offensive skills.


Sadek steadily worked his way into the lineup for the University of Minnesota as a freshman in 2015-16, skating in 15 games for the Gophers. A highly sought after puck mover coming out of high school hockey, he projects as an effective two-way defender once he matures physically and develops his positional game.

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