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Radek Faksa

North American Skater - Kitchener, OHL
Final Rank: 7 Midterm Rank: 4
Position: Centre Shoots: Left
Height: 6'3" Weight: 202
Born: January 9, 1994 Hometown: Vitkov, CZE
Born in: Vitkov, CZE
• Faksa led all Ontario Hockey League rookies in goals (29), assists (37), points (66), game-winning goals (6) and plus-minus (+19) during the 2011-12 season.

• He represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Championship, recording two goals in six games to help the Czech Republic finish in fifth place. Faksa says making the team is his most memorable hockey moment. He also played for the Czech Republic at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship with fellow prospect Martin Frk (No. 20-ranked North American skater).

• Faksa lived in a hotel for five years while playing for Trinec, which is about 50 miles southeast of his hometown. Trinec has developed several NHLers, including Martin Havlat, Radek Bonk and Roman Cechmanek.

• Jaromir Jagr was Faksa’s hockey idol growing up -- "He is the most popular player in the Czech Republic and I like his style of play. He is very offensive (minded).”

• His mother, a former figure skater, started teaching him to skate at age three. Faksa credits his success in hockey to both his parents and coaches; his parents for the support they provided and his coaches for allowing him to play with older players to help his development. Faksa’s older brother, Martin, was a defenseman and his uncle, Stanislav Pavelec, played professional hockey for seven years in the Czech Republic.

• He still enjoys playing hockey off the ice -- his summer ball hockey team won the Czech National Championship in 2011


NHL team: Edmonton Oilers
NHL player: Pavel Datsyuk
Shootout move: “Backhand deke”
Goal celebration: “Hand in the air, pointed finger to sky”
Video game: NHL 12
TV show: Just for Laughs
Actor: Channing Tatum
Musician: Rihanna
Website: Twitter
Website: Hokej.cz
Activity away from the rink: Any other sport
Home-cooked meal: Pork, dumplings and cabbage


2007-2008 TRINEC U18 CZREP-JR. U18 2 0 1 1 0
2008-2009 TRINEC U18 CZREP-JR. U18 44 16 21 37 32
2009-2010 TRINEC JR CZREP-JR 3 0 0 0 2
2009-2010 TRINEC U18 CZREP-JR. U18 36 19 19 38 52
2010-2011 TRINEC JR. CZREP-JR 24 9 6 15 12
2010-2011 TRINEC U18 CZREP-JR. U18 28 19 30 49 32
2011-2012 KITCHENER OHL 62 29 37 66 47

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