North American Skater
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
Born: 06/15/1992
Mid Term Rank: 33
Nationality: Czech
Club: Rimouski
League: QMJHL
• He led all rookie scorers in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2009-10 recording 28 goals and 64 points (28-46--64) in 62 games. Playing on the league’s third-best power-play, he tallied 13 power-play goals.

• In just his first season in North America, he was awarded the QMJHL Rookie of the Year, named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team and selected to the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.

• A 6'1 winger, he wears number 23 because it is the sum of the numbers in his mother's birth date and he was drafted 23rd overall by Rimouski in the 2009 CHL Import Draft.

• Straka and his Rimouski teammate, Jakub Culek (No. 52 ranked), played for the same team in the Czech Republic (Plzen Jr.) -- fellow Czech and Plzen native, Martin Straka, also played for the Plzen Juniors, however there is no relation.


Shootout move: “Pavel Datsyuk’s backhand to forehand with spoon”
Goal celebration: “Ovechkin’s jumps to glass”
Video Game: FIFA ‘10
Movie: Transformers - Revenge of the Fallen
TV Show: Big Brother
Actor: Ben Stiller
Cartoon: Tom and Jerry
Pump-up song: “New Divide” by Linkin Park
Restaurant: The Keg
Sport (other than hockey): Soccer
Activity away from the rink: Playing computer games and rest
Breakfast food: Ham and Eggs
Superhero: Spiderman