2017 NHL Entry Draft

Filip Chytil

FILIP CHYTILCzech Republic

N.Y. RANGERS • ROUND: 1 OVERALL: 21

 

Previous Team: Zlin PSG (Extraliga)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 38

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 178 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Sept. 5, 1999 • Hometown: Zlin, Czech Republic

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Zlin (Czech U16/U18/U20)
First NHL Contract: Signed July 14, 2017
CHL Import Draft: 2017 by North Bay (Round 1, No. 6 Overall)
Czech Extraliga Debut: Sept. 9, 2016 (Zlin vs. Brno)
First Extraliga Goal: Dec. 4, 2016 (Zlin vs. Brno)

IN THE NEWS:
Has Played Against Men for a Full Season
Enjoyed Being at NHL Combine (in Czech)

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Strong, two-way pivot does all the right things. Good international play." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Tall, rangy forward. Used in all situations -- PP, PK, top line. Not physical but competes. Good hockey sense. Good skater with average speed. Good hands. Blocks shots. Makes plays. Smart player. Size and range. Potential as a mid-range forward and the next level with NHL potential." (Phil Myre, ISS Scout)

• "He really improved this season. It looks like he’s gotten bigger, thicker. He’s a puck-handler. He’s always on the puck. Top skater, good speed, and he also played well in the Czech league." (Anonymous Scout, Recrutes.ca)

• "He’s another player that there wasn’t much talk on until late because of his injury issues. He’s an effortless skater. Decent smarts, probably not high-end hockey IQ, but he’s no dummy out there." (Mark Edwards, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "He's always on the puck. Aggressive on the forecheck and is dangerous most every shift with his relentless puck pursuit. Forces defenders into mistakes and turnovers. Flicks elevated backhand passes at full speed on the rush and drops them on the tape. Great stick-handler with fast hands who controls the puck in traffic. Has a feisty streak and is willing to engage physically." (Red Line Report)