The Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League and their general manager, Murray Hiebert announced they have traded Dallas Stars number one draft pick from the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, forward Radek Faksa, to the Sudbury Wolves in exchange for Dominik Kubalik and two 2nd-round picks in the OHL Priority Selection draft in 2016.
In 30 games with the Rangers this season, Faksa has 27 points (16G-11A) and is a -8 with 22 PIM. Radek traveled to Malmo, Sweden for the World Junior Championships last month and registered 1 goal in 5 games where he registered 2 assists in the 2012 Juniors in Ufa, Russia. Last year when the Rangers had been eliminated, Radek got his first professional call up to the Texas Stars of the AHL where he appeared in 2 games and recorded one assist.
Dominik Kubalik, also a forward who hails from the Czech Republic has 23 points in 36 games with the Sudbury Wolves.
The move for Faksa should enable him to fine tune his skills and development as the Rangers are 2 points from the bottom spot in the Western Conference where Sudbury is 6 points out of the top spot in the East. The trade has no impact on the Dallas Stars rights to Faksa's services.