Defenseman listed by NHL Central Scouting as Player To Watch for 2020 NHL Draft
KENT, December 5, 2019 — Seattle Thunderbirds general manager Bil La Forge announced today defenseman Simon Kubicek has been invited to the Team Czech Republic Training Camp for the 2020 World Junior Championship, which takes place December 26, 2019, to January 5, 2020, in Ostrava and Trinec in the Czech Republic.
“We are excited for Simon that he has the opportunity to represent his country and play on the world stage,” said La Forge. “Simon is continually developing his game with us and has shown he is worthy of the invite to the Czech Training Camp.”
Kubicek, who is from Jindrichuv Hradec in the Czech Republic, will leave the T-Birds on December 11 for the Czech Republic Training Camp. He is one of 12 defenseman vying for a spot on the team. It is not known at this time when the Czech Republic will announce their final roster for the World Junior Championship.
Kubicek has been listed by NHL Central Scouting on the updated Players To Watch List for the 2020 NHL Draft. Kubicek received a ‘C’ rating from NHL Central Scouting which indicates he is a fourth, fifth or sixth round candidate for the 2020 NHL Draft. Kubicek, born December 19, 2001, is in his second season with the T-Birds and has four goals and 10 assists in 25 games. Last season he had nine goals and 19 assists for 29 points with 57 penalty minutes in 61 games. Kubicek was selected by the T-Birds in the second round, 89th overall, in the 2018 CHL Import Draft.
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