January 9, 1994 |
Opava, Czech Republic
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||203 lb (92 kg; 14 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Kitchener Rangers (OHL)
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 2012
Radek Faksa (born January 9, 1994) is a Czech ice hockey player. He is currently playing with Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League where he was the league's leading rookie scorer. Faksa was drafted 13th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Faksa began his hockey career in his birth city of Opava, but at age 11, his single mother was struggling to pay for his hockey career. Faksa and his family received an offer from HC Oceláři Třinec for Faksa to play in Třinec's system. Faksa and his family accepted the offer and Faksa moved alone to Třinec where he lived by himself in a hotel paid for by his team until the age of 17.
In his first season with the Rangers, Faksa played mostly on the second line, scoring 29 goals and 38 assists for 67 points in 62 games in his first season of North American hockey. Faksa's draft stock rose throughout the season, and he solidified himself as a top prospect, and was listed fourth on the NHL Central Scouting Bureau's midterm ranking of North American skaters.
Faksa finished his as the rookie leading scorer in the OHL, and finished second in voting for the Emms Family Award, awarded to the top first year player in the OHL behind 15 year old Aaron Ekblad.
On June 22, 2012, Radek Faksa was drafted 13th overall by the Dallas Stars in the 2012 NHL Draft. He was the first Czech taken in the first round since Jakub Voracek in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. In addition, he was picked 7th overall in the 2012 KHL Junior Draft by HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.
On July 6, 2012, Faksa signed an entry level contract with the Dallas Stars.
Regular season and playoffs
|2008–09||HC Trinec U18||Czech U18||44||16||21||37||32||9||0||2||2||8|
|2009–10||HC Trinec U18||Czech U18||36||19||19||38||52||-||-||-||-||-|
|2010–11||HC Trinec U18||Czech U18||28||19||30||49||32||2||1||0||1||10|
|2010–11||HC Trinec U20||Czech U20||24||9||6||15||12||2||2||2||4||4|
- Radek Faksa
- "Radek Faksa - Kitchener Rangers Player Profile". Ontario Hockey League. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
- First-year success - The Whig Standard - Ontario, CA
- Faksa showing game translates easily to North America - NHL.com - 2012 NHL Draft
- NHL.com - Skills competition winners - NHL.com - 2012 NHL Draft
- "Faksa Signs Deal with the Stars". The Record.
- Radek Faksa's player profile at Ontario Hockey League
- Radek Faksa's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Radek Faksa's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
|Dallas Stars first round draft pick