Samuel Honzek could be one of the best bets in the 2023 NHL Draft.
Few prospects combine his puck skill, skating, and size. Even fewer have the production to go with it.
He scored 56 points in 43 games for the Vancouver Giants, largely at even strength. He landed fourth among WHL draft-year players in even-strength points per 60, beating out top names like Brayden Yager, Nate Danielson, Riley Heidt, and Gracyn Sawchyn.
With open-ice speed, in-tight skill, and an intelligent off-puck game, Honzek’s likely to play in the NHL. And there’s a chance, given the tools and skill level, Honzek could become a top-six forward.
Honzek’s an NHL-level skater. He’s fast and agile, and not just for his size. With near-textbook knees-over-toes, hips-engaged, chest-up posture, he generates the power