Skill: Plays with intensity at all times. Excellent skater with mobility and lateral movement. Has a good scoring touch
Scouting Report: Every year some unforeseen prospect jumps up out of the woodwork, grabs you by the throat and refuses to let go, like Juraj Mikus. Here at ISS we believe Mikus is one of the more skilled and talented forwards available in the draft, and as a result, he has risen to 32nd in our rankings. His game-breaking speed, balance, net drive, shot selection, and versatility leave all sorts of doors open for him. He could turn into a dynamic first-line scoring forward, or a two-way second-line forward if he works on his defensive-zone coverage. He adapted extremely well to playing in the Slovak Extraleague. He started the season alternating between Skalica’s first and junior team. With the first team he mostly played on third or fourth line. In November, shortly after a coaching change, Mikus took advantage of the increased ice-time to become a regular player.
NHL Potential: Huge potential and upside – lots to work with for a NHL team. Style compares to: Milan Hejduk.
This was Juraj Mikus' scouting report from the ISS before we drafted him. Definitely like what I hear.