Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Juraj Mikus

Jack PorterCorrespondent IFebruary 18, 2017

Juraj is virtually an unknown commodity when it comes to Maple Leafs prospects. The 20-year-old Slovak was selected in the fifth round—134th overall—in the 2007 draft by the Leafs.

Mikus is a towering 6'4" defenseman with considerable offensive upside. In 2006-07, he tore up the Czech Junior League; he was plus-32 and added 24 points in 42 games. He represented Slovakia at the 2008 World Junior Hockey Championship, scoring a goal and two assists in six games.

 

What Mikus Could Bring the Leafs

Juraj is a big defenseman who has the vision and puck-moving ability to play the North American game. His biggest assets are his reach and point shot. Once he fills out his lanky frame (he's only 186 lbs. now) he could become a solid fifth or sixth defenseman in the NHL.

 

Mikus Next Year

Juraj will continue to play in Europe, and once he fills out he could be playing in the AHL. He could graduate to the NHL a few years later.

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