2017 NHL Draft

Jan Kern

Sparta Praha U20 (DHL Extraliga Jrs.)

Steve Kournianos  |  06/18/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
Height / Weight: 5’10, 178 lbs
Born: July 27th, 1999 | Prague, Czech Republic
Nation: Czech Republic

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
114 170 335 300 284 261

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS PIM
2016-17 Sparta Praha U20 (DHL ELJ) 24 15 17 32 36
2016-17 Slavia (WSM Liga) 9 0 0 0 2
2016-17 Slavia Praha U20 (DHL ELJ) 9 1 2 3 4
2016-17 Czech Rep. (U18 Ivan Hlinka) 5 0 4 4 2
2016-17 Czech Rep. (U18 WC) 5 3 2 5 4
2016-17 Sparta Praha (Extraliga) 1 1 0 1 0
2015-16 Slavia Praha (Czech U18) 40 24 37 61 44


Scouting Report

Slick 200-foot player who plays like he’s three inches taller and 20 pounds heavier. Kern has an assortment of ways to beat you — speed, vision, smarts, hands — and is a threat to create a quality chance any time he’s on the ice. He scored in his Extraliga debut but spent most of the season split between the junior and U18 squads. Kern is a dangerous penalty killer with excellent anticipation of plays, and it takes little to no effort for him to separate himself from opponents who were sloppy with their puck management. He has a hard, accurate shot but also possesses a neat backhand. He may look small and skinny, but good luck trying to knock him off the puck. Kern loves to battle in the corners and will fight for positioning in front of the net.