Radek Faksa
Radek Faksa
24-Year-Old CenterC
Dallas Stars
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Faksa's second full season in the NHL was, for the most part, a success, as he scored a career-high 17 goals despite getting almost no power-play time while posting an impressive plus-21 rating. The 24-year-old plays a rock-solid two-way game, and his hockey IQ, soft hands and size give him some offensive upside, even if his merely adequate speed keeps him from being a truly dynamic weapon. The Stars would love it if the 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft took another leap forward in his development and was able to anchor a second line that can force opposition defenses to account for it, but even if Faksa doesn't become that sort of player, he should still be an asset as part of an effective and occasional dangerous checking unit. Read Past Outlooks
$Faksa re-signed with the Stars on a three-year, $6.6 million contract in July of 2017.
Points in two straight
CDallas Stars
October 30, 2018
Faksa recorded an assist in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Canadiens.
ANALYSIS
The assist gives Faksa four points on the season and came with Dallas down a man. While he was a factor Tuesday, Faksa has had an up-and-down season to this point, making him a risky fantasy play.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    16:02
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:21
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:29
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
16:10
0:32
1:58
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
0:00
0:00
0:00
2017–18
15:16
0:14
1:59
2018–19
16:02
0:21
1:29
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December 11, 2017
December 11, 2017
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
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2012
The 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft, Faksa began to live up to his draft pedigree in 2016-17, playing a full season at the NHL level for the first time and providing 12 goals and 33 points. His lack of foot speed keeps him from profiling as a future top-line center, but otherwise the 23-year-old has a complete skill set, showing impressive hockey IQ, passing skills and effort in his own end of the rink to go along with NHL size and strength. The Martin Hanzal signing will allow Faksa to begin the season on the third line and without heavy expectations, but the youngster could quickly work his way into a role that gives him more offensive upside if he continues the development he showed last season.
Faksa had a busy 2013-14. He started the season with the OHL Kitchener Rangers, but was traded to the Sudbury Wolves midseason. He was then called up later on for a short stint in the AHL, playing in both regular-season and playoff games there. Most importantly, he didn't look out of place there, picking up three points in six regular-season games and four goals in 21 postseason contests. The 20-year-old forward has some developing to do, but the Stars have high hopes for him. He will start the upcoming season with AHL Texas. His impact may not be at hand, but Faksa will be relevant to your fantasy draft within the next couple years.
Faksa was Dallas' first-round pick in 2011, falling several spots before the Stars selected him with the 13th pick. He has good size, drawing comparisons to Jason Arnott, and should be NHL-ready after another year or two in junior/minor hockey.
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Emerges with rare goal Sunday
CDallas Stars
October 28, 2018
Faksa tallied his second goal of the season in Sunday's 4-2 road loss to the Red Wings.
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One of each in loss
CDallas Stars
September 30, 2018
Faksa recorded a goal and an assist in a 6-5 loss to the Avalanche on Sunday.
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Picked for Worlds
CDallas Stars
May 1, 2018
Faksa will participate in the 2018 IIHF World Championships for Team Czech Republic.
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Posts career high in goals
CDallas Stars
April 26, 2018
Faksa set a career high in goals (17) while tying his career high in points (33) in 2017-18.
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Converts on lone shot
CDallas Stars
March 14, 2018
Faksa changed the angle on a Greg Pateryn slap shot for his 14th goal of the season Wednesday. Still, the Stars lost to the Maple Leafs in overtime, 6-5.
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