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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 24, 2017
With the 21st overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers select Filip Chytil from HC Zlin of the Czech Extraliga.
Chytil is a talented two-way winger with high offensive potential. One of the youngest players available in the draft, he brings an exceptionally speedy game that sees him using him making offensive plays on the go. His combination of both his speed and hands make him an offensive threat anytime he’s on the move. The young Czech’s stickwork absolutely makes him a threat. Despite being more a team first player, Chytil possesses the ability to release a hard wrist shot that is also relatively accurate.
Chytil doesn’t have the highest ceiling, but his offensive skills are certainly intriguing. He projects largely as a middle-six player.
- 2 goals for the Chytter today at the #NYRPDC
according to @NYRangers which I kinda got via the demure Amanda Borges.
New York RangersVerified account @NYRangers Jun 28
Regulation ends. White takes it 4-1. Chytil with 2 goals, @liasandersson and @TyRonning7 with one each. #NYRPDC
If it was Sweden or Finland I'd say leave him be, but I don't feel the Czech league is as strong. I don't know a great deal about them all but it's just the impression I get. So you have to weigh up adjusting to bigger rinks, with playing against men. I would be eager to see him in North America though, but I'm biased as I'm moving to Toronto from the UK next week and could probably catch a game or two!
I think he's at least a year away from the AHL. Don't rush him, he was one of the youngest kids in the draft. Lay the foundations and build.
Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkChytil's rights got selected by North Bay in the CHL Import Draft, 7th overall. North Bay finished 2nd to last in their OHL division last year, with a record of 24-38-6.
He's eligible to play in the AHL this year, though I'm curious if NYR brass want him to play a year of Canadian juniors to adjust to the ice. He's already been playing against men in the Czech league.
And per the Rangers twitter account, he had two goals in today's scrimmage at the Prospect Development Camp.I like this pick more than the one at 7.LOOOOOOVVVVEEE this pick. It is not a "safe" pick at all, kid has huge upside IMO. He's 6'2 and still growing. Excellent skater with silky mitts. Has the potential to be the steal of round one, IMO.we say safe pick,but how is he a safe pick when they went off the board for him,wouldn't the safe pick be the projected player for the 21 pick.
i think they took a chance on both picks ,they where both reaches
i have no problem with the playersthey took
Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkI think the Rangers decided to go safe in what is being considered a weak draft. After sleeping on it, and knowing our need for impact ELC players, I think this strategy makes sense. It's not flashy, it's not picking the highest potential, but it's giving us the best opportunity to get those guys on ELCs that can produce in the line-up.
Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkUp to 6'2 and still growing. Can't go wrong with big, fast, skilled centers with 2 way games. Very good pick.Seems to have pretty good offensive instincts from what I can see.
I find this one a little more of a head scratcher considering Tolvanen was left on the board. I liked the look of him as a scorer, and with the whole Rangers BC connections he seemed like a good fit. Not saying this kid won't pan out, and in fairness he is essentially a year behind everyone else so that is impressive, but I hope we don't regret this one. Personally I'd leave him in Europe at least another year rather than the AHL. Ideally he joins a better team to play in the CHL against the likes of Frolunda, HC Davos etc.To be fair, the shitting-on was for not taking Yamamoto or Tolvanen at 21, and for not taking Mittelstadt, Vilardi, or Suzuki.Seems like a good kid. Happy for him. Maybe we can pump the breaks on shitting all over him and the staff for picking him. He's super young.
Open to playing in the AHL too. Might play one more year in Extraliga.Worth noting that his 8 points in 38 games are actually pretty good for a 17-year-old in a men's league. He was getting 3/4 line minutes on a professional club. Not the pick I wanted, but he's not bad. There's potential there with him. He's got mitts.
As for the top 10 in 2018, I wonder why? Shallow draft? Or, simply because he's so young?This is interesting:
@Josh_Khalfin: It's been talked about a little but given Chytils age and his success against men, some say he could've been a top 10 pick in 2018