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Top 25 Under 25: Number 18 Michael Spacek

Is the Czech centre ready for the professional game?

Canada v Czech Republic - Quarterfinal -  2017 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images

Michael Spacek was drafted by the Winnipeg Jets in the fourth round in 2015. Spacek came over to North America and has played in WHL for the Red Deer Rebels ever since. In the past two seasons Spacek showed improvement and looks to start playing in the AHL this season. Look for Spacek to need some time to adjust to playing professional hockey this upcoming season, but if his part performance is any indication, he should be able to turn in a solid season nonetheless.

Tim: Michael Spacek was drafted out of the top men's Czech league after putting up 12 points in 40 games. He's spent the last two years refining his game and adapting to North American play in the CHL. It has gone well, but perhaps not as well as some had hoped. Spacek's production was steady, but he hasn't dominated. It will be interesting to see what he does as he transitions to pro hockey. Spacek has some real skill, but he probably projects as a two way player for the middle-six as opposed to a scorer at this stage.

Andy: Spacek will do great things with the Moose. Technically it's his second go around wiht the club, as he finished out last season with them. although it's only a few games, Spacek could then look back as this summer progressed, and get a handle on the day to day rigors of playing professional hockey. His recent scoring prowess, WJC experience and adapatability will help him shine this coming full AHL season.