Avalanche Draft Profile: Martin Necas


Get to Know Martin Necas

Date of Birth: 1/15/1999
Place of Birth: Nova Mesto na Morave, CZE
Ht: 6'1" Wt: 168 lbs
Shoots: Right
Position: Center
Team (League): HC Kometa Brno (Czech)


What Scouts See

Hockey Prospectus:

A rather smallish-sized energy-player with great offensive upside and creativity. A lightning-quick skater who likes to handle the puck and creats scoring chances. Can distribute the puck with accuracy and likes to set up team mates.

Mike Morreale, NHL.com:

Necas (6-0, 167) is an excellent skater with a fine set of tools. He was captain for the Czech Republic at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup in August and had two goals and four assists in four games. He's fast, has great balance and has confidence in his ability to score and create opportunities.



NHL Potential

Necas has the potential to be a top six center, likely anchoring a second line.

How Prospect Fits in Avalanche Organization

Like all first round center prospects, Necas is an awkward fit. He's a soft playmaker who thrives on the perimeter, which is a terrible fit for Colorado because I just described the majority of the Avs the last few years. Necas will go somewhere in the first round but Colorado should not be a destination for him.

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