6'4 Beast is Ready To Steal The Crease in Seattle

Published September 24, 2023 at 9:50 PM

During the offseason, the Seattle Kraken focused on bolstering their goaltending depth, bringing in 26-year-old Ales Stezka. General manager Ron Francis expressed his confidence in the Czech goaltender, emphasizing his imposing height of 6 feet 4 inches.

"Ales has good size and is trending in the right direction. We gladly welcome him to the Kraken organization," Ron Francis stated during a press conference.

As the Seattle Kraken kicked off their full squad training camp, fans had the chance to see the team in action, including new addition Ales Stezka. Standing tall at 6-foot-4, his imposing presence doesn't hinder his movement; instead, Stezka effectively utilizes his size.

Last season with HC Vítkovice in Czechia, Ales Stezka delivered an impressive performance with a 25-14-0 record, a 2.14 goals-against average (GAA), and a .924 save percentage (SV%) in 39 starts. His excellence continued in the playoffs, where he maintained a GAA of 1.24 and a remarkable .960 SV% over 12 games. It appears the Kraken may have found a gem in Stezka.
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6'4 Beast is Ready To Steal The Crease in Seattle

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