Filip Chytil

by Kevin Wickersham on July 1, 2017

Filip Chytil, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 190

Born: 1999-09-05

Hometown:  Kromeriz, CZE

Drafted: 1st round 2017, 21st overall by New York Rangers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

July 2017 – An extremely fast, smooth and powerful skater, Chytil accelerates quickly getting to full speed in relatively few strides. This is evident in a full range of on ice-situations – from breakaways to scrappy puck battles. Maintains balance and difficult to knock off the puck even in physical, thick traffic. Flat-out hustles all over the ice, and his slippery speed helps him race to loose pucks and establish position smartly in the offensive and defensive zones where his grit usually gives him the advantage. Increased muscle will advance his physical game further. An effective, intuitive playmaker who uses the threat of a heavy, hard wrister to draw defenders, opening passing lanes and distributing to teammates in stride. Excels at getting in opponents’ faces on defense, forcing hurried mistakes and turnovers that he can turn into scoring opportunities with his speed and playmaking skill. This translates well on the penalty kill. Still just 17-years-old, he impressed at Rangers Developmental Camp scoring two goals in the opening day scrimmage only four days after the Entry Draft. Chytil has performed well in international competition, averaging a point-per-game for the Czech squad at the most recent U-18 World Championships. Kevin Wickersham

Fantasy Outlook: A-

Skilled two-way, physical, fast forward with competitive fire and ample development time. Could be a draft-day coup.

Footage: Filip Chytil #20 - U18 Highlights

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