Stanislav Lascek

Basics

Type: 
Out of Organization
Position: 
Right Wing
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
195
Born: 
01/17/1986
Age: 
27
Hometown: 
Martin, SVK
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 5 (#133) of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Zvolen (SVK)
Projects As: 
Scoring liner
Depth Chart Weight: 
2

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2005
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
5
Pick No.: 
133
Draft Team: 
Chicoutimi (QMJHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
05/12/2006
Contract Length: 
3 years
Contract End Year: 
2009
Contract End Status: 
RFA

Bio

History: 

Junior Career

Prior to coming to North America, Stanislav Lascek spent a very short time cutting his teeth in the Slovakian pro ranks. In 2002-2003, at 16, he played 19 games with HKM Zvolen's 1.liga farm team, scoring 2 goals and 6 points, and appeared in 1 game with their Extraliga team. That summer he was selected 10th overall in the 2003 CHL Import Draft by the Chicoutimi Sangueneens of the QMJHL and crossed the Atlantic to pursue his dream of one day playing in the NHL. In his rookie season he played at a nearly point a game clip scoring 17 goals and 57 points in 59 games in the regular season. In the postseason, he had 5 goals and 18 points in 18 playoff games. Despite his production Lascek went unranked by the NHL Central Scouting Service and undrafted by 30 NHL teams at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. Undaunted, Lascek dedicated his offseason to working with Brad Richards' former skating coach on his speed and in 2004-2005 he improved his statistical output to 18 goals and 90 points in 53 regular season games and 4 goals and 22 points in 17 playoff games. He also appeared for Slovakia in the 2004 U20 World Junior Championships posting 1 goal and 2 points in 6 tournament games. Convinced, the Lightning selected Lascek in the 5th round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. In the Fall he was invited to participate for the Lightning in the 2005 Traverse City prospect tournament where he had 1 assist in 4 games. Afterward he returned to Chicoutimi where he scored 47 goals and 135 points in 64 games, good for second in the QMJHL, and he was named a Second Team QMJHL All-Star. In addition, he made his second appearance for the Slovakian U20 World Junior Championship team leading his countrymen in scoring with 6 goals and 9 points in 6 games.

Professional Career

Lascek was signed by the Lightning during the summer of 2006 but a groin injury limited the amount he could play during training camp and contributed to his assignment at the start of the year to Johnstown of the ECHL. Lascek dominated with the Chiefs scoring 12 goals and 27 points in 25 games at the ECHL level before moving up to the AHL. In Springfield, Lascek managed just 2 goals and 4 points in 29 games spent primarily on the third line before injuries forced him to miss much of the last couple of months of the season.

Scouting Report

Strengths: 

Has incredible vision similar to the Lightning's Vaclav Prospal and Brad Richards. He's a smart player who finds passing lanes other players can't, and he has the ability to make tape-to-tape passes to take advantage of those lanes. His shot is satisfactory, but he's an opportunistic scorer. His future is as a playmaking winger who can play the point on the power play.

Weaknesses: 

Lascek lacks ideal NHL size and speed, but makes up for his lack of quickness with his intelligence and positioning. He could use a heavier shot. Lascek will also struggle in physical games, though he's used to being a target in the Q.

Projection: 

Lascek projects as a potential scoring line winger at the NHL level who will get significant power play time.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2002-2003 HKM ZvolenSlovakia1 0 00 2|        
  HKM Zvolen IISlovakia219 2 46 29|        
 2003-2004 Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHL59 17 4057 49|Playoffs18 5 1318 30 
 2004-2005 Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHL53 18 7290 42|Playoffs17 4 1822 26 
  Slovakia U20WJC-206 1 12 4|        
 2005-2006 Chicoutimi SaguenéensQMJHL64 47 88135 96|Playoffs9 4 1317
  Slovakia U20WJC-206 6 39 8|        
 2006-2007 Johnstown ChiefsECHL25 12 1527 26|        
  Springfield FalconsAHL29 2 24 12|        
 2007-2008 Mississippi Sea WolvesECHL23 9 1221 27|        
  Norfolk AdmiralsAHL4 0 00 0|        
 2008-2009 HKM LucenecSlovakia29 6 713 45|        
  MHC MartinSlovakia9 3 36 18|        
 2009-2010 Jonquière MarquisLNAH12 4 1014 2|        
  Rivière-du-Loup CIMTLNAH25 7 2128 18|Playoffs7 2 13
 2010-2011 CergyFrance225 17 3047 102|        
 2011-2012 GapFrance12 0 66 39|        
  GapFrench League Cup6 1 34 4|Playoffs1 1 12
 2012-2013 Neuilly-sur-MarneFrance222 15 1227 38|Playoffs2 0 33 22 
  Neuilly-sur-MarneFrench League Cup6 1 56 6|        
 2013-2014 Milton Keynes LightningEPIHL47 41 3576 54|Playoffs2 1 23
  Milton Keynes LightningPremier Cup4 5 49 2|        
 2014-2015 Milton Keynes LightningEPIHL1 1 12 2|        

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