Yesterday on Twitter I called him one of the most underrated prospects in the CHL and I stand by it. Guy has size, amazing hands, good vision and a good shot. Not to mention he is almost impossible to knock off the puck when he gets it along the wall.
The only knock I have against him is his overall balance when skating. He is still pretty clumsy out on the ice and can end up looking like a wild man at times because he falls down so much. With that being said he's really improved that part of his game over the last 12 months.
Very nice kid with a good head on his shoulders. Models his game after his countryman Jaromir Jagr...even doing the salute the odd time after goals.
I've seen over 90% of the WHL games he's played in since coming to North America last year and I think he could eventually be a very solid top 6 player.
Stransky could turn out to be one steal of a pick for the Dallas Stars. His puck control game is outstanding but will likely need some time in the AHL, where in the pros, you have to players hanging all over you when you have the puck. It will be a bit of a transition but one I think he can handle with reps.
His offensive zone game is impressive as he can make plays in space and make plays under pressure. As he starts to fill out his frame, he'll be a handful.