Peter Cehlárik

by Mike Drover on September 15, 2017

Peter Cehlarik - Photo Courtesy of slovakprospects.com

 

Peter Cehlárik, LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 198

Born: 1995-08-02

Hometown: Zilina, SVK

Drafted: 2013 by Boston Bruins, 90th Overall

 

Observations:

September 2017 – Cehlárik is ready for the start of training camp after off-season shoulder surgery put his availability in doubt. If he doesn't get off to a slow start, and his post-surgery conditioning is good, he should be squarely in the running for a spot on the Bruins this season. Cehlárik is one of the more NHL-ready Bruins’ prospects and has already seen 11 NHL games and recorded two assists. Mike DroverSeptember 2017 – Cehlárik is ready for the start of training camp after off-season shoulder surgery put his availability in doubt. If he doesn't get off to a slow start, and his post-surgery conditioning is good, he should be squarely in the running for a spot on the Bruins this season. Cehlárik is one of the more NHL-ready Bruins’ prospects and has already seen 11 NHL games and recorded two assists. Mike Drover

September 2017 – Former third round pick, Peter Cehlarik, is expected to be ready for training camp this season after a nasty shoulder injury derailed his rookie season for the AHL Bruins. Cehlarik, like Heinen, had an extended look with the Bruins last season but also didn’t manage much production. He did however have much more luck with that in the AHL where he potted 20 goals and added 18 assists in 49 games. Cehlarik has NHL size and he’s got a lot of talent, but he’s had a couple big injuries now in a very short professional career and that has to be worrisome for the Bruins organization. Unless Cehlarik dazzles in camp I expect him to start with Providence. A hot start or some early season injuries on the big club and Cehlarik will be one of the first to get the call. Mike Drover 

November 2016 – Cehlarik has followed up his successful training camp with a great start to the year for the Providence Bruins. Cehlarik is leading the team in points per game, but his shooting percentage is unsustainable at nearly 20%. Expect Cehlarik to slow his production slightly, particularly in goals, but this hot streak is certainly nice for his confidence. Mike Drover 

October 2016Cehlarik has been released from training camp and will report to the Providence Bruins of the AHL. While this is obviously a disappointment for the third year pro, he did impress in camp. Cehlarik may have a look with the Bruins this season if they get hit with the injury bug, but he is still a year or two away. -Mike Drover

June 2016 – This past year was a successful one for Peter Cehlarik. Cehlarik scored 11 goals and nine assists for Lulua HF during the regular schedule, and three goals and two assists in a deep SHL playoff run. Cehlarik parlayed his strong performance into a three-year entry level contract with the Bruins early in the offseason. Cehlarik has good size and has potential as a solid mid-line winger with a scoring touch. Still, it is unlikely Cehlarik sees any playing time with the Bruins this season. Michael Drover

February 2015 – Cehlarik's play has improved tremendously in his second year with Lulea in Sweden. He's among the team leaders with 17 points though 38 games - a huge improvement from the four points he tallied in a full season last year. He also had a positive World Junior tournament, helping Slovakia win the bronze. He's still a few years away from playing in North America, but the Bruins have to happy with his progress thus far. Michael Boeckler

December 2013 – Though only 18 and likely a few years away from playing in the NHL, Cehlarik will have an opportunity to show the Bruins scouts his leadership skills at this year's World Junior tournament playing for Team Slovakia. He performed well at last year's Under 18 tournament with seven points in six games. Cehlarik is a big and smart player who has drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar but he could stand to improve his skating slightly. Michael Boeckler

June 2013 – Cehlárik is a big forward with a powerful skating stride often using his strength to shield the puck from opposing checkers. His skating needs work but he cuts to the net with authority and shows a good ability to make moves in tight. The Slovakian winger reads the ice well and executes passes with accuracy showing that he can contribute in several offensive areas. Playing for Luleå in the SuperElit J200, Cehlárik found the scoresheet 37 times in 36 games and recorded six points in eight games for the big club in the Elitserien (SHL). At the 2013 U18 WHC, Cehlárik represented his home nation and finished as Slovakia’s top scorer with seven points in a half dozen games, including two goals. Brendan Ross

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Cehlárik projects as a complementary winger at the NHL level and one that can provide a physical presence. He needs to improve his skating quite a bit but his offensive skills arepolished enough to contribute at the next level.

 

 

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