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Round 2
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Stanley Cup Final

David Valek

North American Skater - Harvard U., ECAC
Final Rank:72Midterm Rank:76
Position:Right WingShoots:Right
Height:6' 2"Weight:199
Born:March 19, 1991Hometown:Zagreb, Croatia
Born in:Orem, UT, USA
• Valek won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2009 Under-18 World Championships and had 21 points (8-13-21) in 57 games, as a two-way forward playing in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the National Team Development Program.

• Will attend Harvard University in the fall of 2009.

• Born in Orem, Utah, Valek moved to Zagreb, Croatia at a young age playing on his first hockey team Mladost. At the age of 10 he moved to Slovakia to play for Piestany for two years before moving once again to the Czech Republic, playing for Trinez.

• He played for Honeybaked in 2007-08, after meeting fellow Draft prospect Chris Brown at a Colorado hockey camp – he scored 17 goals (17-36-53) in 52 games for Honeybaked before playing this season with the NTDP.

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FAVORITES

NHL Team: Colorado and Pittsburgh
NHL Player: Evgeni Malkin
Shootout move: “Fake shot backhand”
Goal celebration: “Ice sweep”
Movie: Man on Fire
TV Show: The Office
Actor: Denzel Washington
Music Group: The Fray
Website: youtube.com
Book: The last lecture by Randy Pausch
Pump-up Song: “Sky is the Limit” by Lil Wayne
 

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2007-2008USA U-17USHL499101936
2008-2009USA U-18USHL487132044
2009-2010HARVARDECAC2621327




It means a lot to us, we're very excited. We're looking to continue to build on [our] top core talent of young players. It's just a great opportunity for us to really build high.

— Panthers vice president of hockey operations Travis Viola after Florida won the No. 1 pick in the NHL Draft Lottery