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. Quote Originally Posted by Respecttheblue
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    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
    Seems to have pretty good offensive instincts from what I can see.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mm6kL6l-QII

    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.





    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia
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    To be fair, the shitting-on was for not taking Yamamoto or Tolvanen at 21, and for not taking Mittelstadt, Vilardi, or Suzuki.



    Dude seems like a real asshole to me, but that's just the thing. You never know what's going to happen. Top 10 in next years' draft is pretty high praise. I'm looking forward to seeing him develop.





    Quote Originally Posted by torontonyr
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    My understanding, and forgive me, is that juniors success in drafts is more heralded than Major/Men's league success - for whatever reason. Which, if true, may suggest a lot about these players.

    As for the top 10 in 2018, I wonder why? Shallow draft? Or, simply because he's so young?



    Because he'd then be an older pick. He just made the cut off by 12 days. He'd have more development time on other players. Saying he'd go top 10 in 2018 is pretty good given how heralded it is as a draft class.
    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.





    Quote Originally Posted by Phil in Absentia
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    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



    My understanding, and forgive me, is that juniors success in drafts is more heralded than Major/Men's league success - for whatever reason. Which, if true, may suggest a lot about these players.

    As for the top 10 in 2018, I wonder why? Shallow draft? Or, simply because he's so young?

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