Rangers Select [F] Filip Chytil with 21st Overall Pick

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.

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  1. Im so pumped to see what he can do next year. He's scoring on 0.8 ppg in the AHL as an 18 y/o. Thats by far the best for an U20 player (actually Lias is #2). #5 in ppg by a rookie (Strome, Merkley, Sprong and Appleton ahead of him, everyone of them are 20+). The only negative is he "only" got 9 goals in 33 games.
    Its funny to actually be excited by some of the guys in the A again!
    Another 1+1 last night. Now up to 24 points in 28 games. Reminder: guy is still friggin 18!
    I really think he's our next #1 center if he continues to develop as expected. Chytill, Zib and Andersson down the middle in a year or two :drool:
    Any Howard Stern fans on this board? I don't know why, but every time I see this kid's name, knowing it's pronounced "heetel," all I can think of is, "Chytil is as bad as can, he knows he's the best." Rep to anyone who gets the reference.
    Don't know what the deal was at the world juniors. Took a couple shots to the head early in the tourney, maybe that threw him off. Has 1 goal and 6 assists in his last 5 games with the pack.
    Respecttheblue
    2 goals for the Chytter today at the #NYRPDC
    according to @NYRangers which I kinda got via the demure Amanda Borges.

    I think this was from the first day of scrimmages if I'm not mistaken.
    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.
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    Chytil'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.
    http://chl.ca/draft
    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.
    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