“Fearsome Young Sharks” Prospect Profile – Marek Viedensky

Photo courtesy of Alexander Zimmerman {@Alex_Z_Sharkie}

On May 5, 2010, the Saskatoon Blades of the Western Hockey League {WHL} announced on their website that center Marek Viedensky, the San Jose Sharks seventh round pick {189th overall} in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, signed an entry level contract with the Sharks.

Described by hockeysfuture.com as a reliable offensive producer, trusted penalty killer and effective back-checker with size and skill, Viedensky, who was named Blades team MVP, is slated to skate as a Worcester Shark for the 2011-12 season after leading the Blades in goals {36}, points {88} and plus/minus rating {+60} in 63 regular season games this past season.

In addition, Viedensky, nicknamed “Big V” and “V,” finished 10th in the WHL in points, 20th in goals and his 52 assists, third highest on the blades, tied him for 15th.  Viedensky’s +60 rating was second in league while his 10 game-winning goals were third and his six short-handed goals tied him for second. 

Viedensky arrived in the WHL at the start of the 2008-09 season where he put up 40 points with 16 goals and 24 assists in 59 games for the Prince George Cougars and scored two goals in the Cougars’ four playoff games.  In his sophomore season, Viedensky nearly averaged a point per game with 25 points {four goals, 21 assists} in 31 games for the Cougars before being traded to the Blades at the January 10 trade deadline of the 2009-10 season. 

The change of scenery saw Viedensky explode for 34 points with 16 goals and 18 assists in the final 30 games of the regular season and averaged a point per game in the WHL Playoffs with 10 points {seven goals, three assists} in 10 playoff games, earning him team playoff MVP honors.

In three WHL seasons, Viedensky registered 187 points with 72 goals and 115 assists in 183 regular season games to go along with 140 penalty minutes and a plus/minus rating of +64.  In 24 WHL playoff games, Viedensky registered 18 points with 10 goals and eight assists to go along with six penalty minutes.

HIGHLIGHTS

Marek Viedensky highlight reel shoot-out goal {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores a shoot-out goal on February 10, 2010 against the Swift Current Broncos that will leave your jaw on the floor and have you yelling, “HE DID WHAT?”

Marek Viedensky goal against the Moose Jaw Warriors {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores a goal in the slot against the Moose Jaw Warriors on February 12, 2011.

Marek Viedensky goal against the Regina Pats {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores a goal against the Regina Pats on October 26, 2010 after the Blades blew a 2-on-1 opportunity.

Marek Viedensky goal against Medicine Hat  {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores right off the face-off against the Medicine Hat Tigers on February 20, 2011.

Marek Viedensky shoot-out goal against Moose Jaw {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores a shoot-out goal against the Moose Jaw Warriors on March 16, 2011.

Marek Viedensky scores against the Calgary Hitmen {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores against the Calgary Hitmen on January 4, 2011.

Marek Viedensky scores against Portland Winterhawks {Courtesy of YouTube user “Kristiantrencin”}
In this video clip, Viedensky scores on an awesome individual effort against the Portland Winterhawks on November 12, 2010.

Marek Viedensky versus Cody Beach {Courtesy of YouTube user “hockeyfightsplus”}
In this video clip, Viedensky drops the gloves against Beach of the Moose Jaw Warriors on March 5, 2011.

Marek Viedensky versus Austin Bourhis {Courtesy of YouTube user “hockeyfightsplus”}
In this video clip, Viedensky drops the gloves against Bourhis of the Prince Albert Raiders on January 7, 2011.

Marek Viedensky versus Darren Bestland {Courtesy of YouTube user “HordiBrusk29″}
In this video clip, Viedensky drops the gloves against Bestland of the Brandon Wheat Kings after Viedensky’s teammate, Jesse Forsberg, had fought Michael Ferland.

*Information and videos were used from www.hockeysfuture.com, sharks.nhl.com, www.hockeydb.com, www.saskatoonblades.com and www.youtube.com for this post entry.*

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About Jon Allred

Life long San Jose and Worcester Sharks fan that bleeds teal and black.

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