Samuel Honzek

When Can Newly-Drafted Prospects Break Through Into The NHL?

When do or can prospects make the jump to the NHL/AHL level? Most NHL prospects take 3-5 years post-draft to reach the NHL, with less than a third of first-rounders making an NHL team. Factors like skill development and individual progression dictate the timeline. Additionally, a strict NHL-CHL agreement impacts where prospects can play, depending on age. Any player under the age of 20 is ineligible to play in the AHL. NHL Entry Draft intricacies, entry-level contracts, Russian political issues and AHL stints shape a prospect’s journey.

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Who Was Selected on Day One of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft

The 2023 NHL Entry Draft has all of the hype surrounding it, here at Inside The Rink, a group of multiple writers wrote prospect profiles throughout a set period of time. Day one of the draft is upon us and the first 32 selections have arrived. 1st overall – Chicago Blackhawks With the first overall […]

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2023 Draft Prospect Profile: Samuel Honzek

Samuel Honzek was born Nov 12, 2004 in Trencin, Slovakia. He has played for his home country of Slovakia in a few international tournaments. Samuel has also played for a couple of different teams arranged by age groups for the HK Dukla Trencin. Honzek is a center that stands at 6 ‘4, weighs 185 lbs, […]

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