Vancouver Canucks top prospects of week 25: Dahlen, Pettersson, Jasek

MONTREAL, QC - DECEMBER 31: Lukas Jasek /
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No. 3 – RW Lukas Jasek (Utica Comets, AHL/Liberec, Czeck Extraliga)

Lukas Jasek is not exactly a household name in the Canucks prospect pool. I always find it funny when Canucks fans rave about our prospect pool. More often than not, a majority of who they name came from the most recent draft. These fans are not unique. Every fanbase has people guilty of recency bias.

Jasek was drafted in the sixth round of the 2015 draft. At the time, he was an excellent gamble, especially because few fans had any exposure to him. Unknown players are interesting, but statistical models loved Jasek for what he accomplished in his draft year.

In the last three years, Jasek has not left the Czech Republic. With HC Trinec, he was denied opportunity and was shuffled between the top two leagues in the country. Signing with Liberec gave him more opportunities.


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Canucks fans have likely forgotten him long ago. His contract runs until the end of the next season. Things didn’t look good for Jasek based on his 18 points in 48 games this season. From the outside looking in, it seemed like his production was regressing.

Just when it seemed like Jasek was going to be another inconsequential sixth round pick, he signed a tryout with the Utica Comets. His debut last week was impressive and that was not a flash in the pan. Jasek had another goal and two assists in a home and home with the Toronto Marlies. Utica was shut out by Syracuse, but Jasek is off to a great start.

Yes, the sample size is very small (six points in four games). Jasek will also turn 21 this August. However, this short run is providing some glimmer of hope, which is nice. Will it amount to anything? Maybe. For now, let’s see how he does in the playoffs.

Here is a GIF of his goal: