2017 NHL Entry Draft

Ostap Safin

OSTAP SAFINCzech

EDMONTON • ROUND: 4 OVERALL: 115

 

Previous Team: Prague Sparta Jr. (Czech Under-20)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: 61

Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-4½ • Weight: 191 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Feb. 11, 1999 • Hometown: Prague, Czech Republic

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous: Sparta (Czech U18/Extraliga); Literomice (WSM Liga)
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by Saint John (Round 1, No. 47 Overall)
Extraliga Debut: Feb. 21, 2016 (Prague Sparta vs. Brno)
First Extraliga Goal: Nov. 20, 2016 (Sparta at Mlada Boleslav)

IN THE NEWS:
Can Use His Size at Both Center and Wing
Knows NHL Teams Want Big Guy Like Him
Determined to Be Drafted Early (in Czech)
His Sights Set on an NHL Career (in Czech)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "There's no question he can produce, and he produces without being accountable. He produces without effort. He can produce playing seven minutes a game. So the question is: can you get over that fact or can he get over that fact? Because without question, his tools are excellent." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Very inconsistent performance. Good burst when he decides to go and can make plays at high speed. Not overly interested in physical aspect of game and will shy away at times." (Dennis MacInnis, ISS Director of Scouting)

• "Has a hard shot, yet at four levels of Czech hockey this season, at the end of February he had a grand total of eight goals. He doesn’t always work hard enough, nor is he particularly brave for a prospect who is 6-foot-5." (Recrutes.ca)

• "I saw him be the best player on the ice at a Five Nations game. The problem is that game was the exception -- he lacks any sort of consistency." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Heavy wrister with a great release that he fires from all angles. Also shows pretty good hands on tips/deflections. He even handles the puck quite well. ... The problem is, for such a massive guy, he's not hard on the puck." (Red Line Report)