Vancouver, B.C. – Giants General Manager Barclay Parneta announced today that the team has signed 2004-born centreman Samuel Honzek (Trencin, SVK) to a WHL Standard Player Agreement.
“We are delighted that Samuel has chosen to continue his development with the Vancouver Giants and look forward to his arrival,” said Barclay Parneta. “He is a big body with a presence and a great skill set. He will be an instant contributor to our offensive attack.”
Honzek was selected by the Giants in Round 1 of the 2022 CHL Import Draft. The 6’3”, 181-pound left-shot forward joins the Giants after a successful 2021-22 campaign with HK Dukla Trencin. In 49 games, he registered ten goals and four assists. He also appeared in nine games with Team Slovakia’s U-18 Team and five more games with HK Dukla Trencin’s U-20 team.
Honzek has represented Slovakia internationally in 13 games over the span of the past three seasons. In 2022, he competed for Slovakia with the U-18 National Team where he notched four goals and two assists in nine games.
Samuel Honzek is eligible for the 2023 NHL Draft as his birthday falls after the September 15 cutoff date for eligibility for the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.