David Musil

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
David Musil
Born (1993-04-09) April 9, 1993 (age 21)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 196 lb (89 kg; 14 st 0 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Edmonton Oilers
Oklahoma City Barons (AHL)
NHL Draft 31st overall, 2011
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2009–present

David Musil (born April 9, 1993) a Canadian-Czech ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Oklahoma City Barons in the AHL. He was a second round selection of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. SKA Saint Petersburg picked Musil in the first round, 12th overall of the 2010 KHL Junior Draft. He played junior hockey in the Western Hockey League for the Vancouver Giants and the Edmonton Oil Kings. Musil was born in Canada, and raised in the Czech Republic. He represents the Czech Replublic in international play.

Playing career[edit]

Musil started his career in the Western Hockey League (WHL) in a circuitous fashion, as he was initially passed over in the league's bantam draft because he was not living in Canada. Knowing the family would soon be moving to Vancouver, his father Frank approached the Vancouver Giants about "listing" Musil to obtain his rights.[1] After this news became public, other teams in the WHL protested, and the league decided to hold a lottery draft specifically to determine Musil's initial destination in the league. The Kootenay Ice won the draft, and Musil's WHL rights. They promptly traded him to Vancouver, as Musil had made it clear he wished to play in his new hometown.[1]

During his rookie season in the WHL, Musil played in 71 games with the Giants, scoring 7 goals and adding 25 assists.[2] Vancouver's director of player personnel, James Ripplinger, praised Musil's play during the season, "His poise with the puck when being pressured, not making any mistakes; he was such a reliable player."[1]

International play[edit]

Despite being born in Canada, Musil represents the Czech Republic in international play. He has represented his country at the IIHF World Junior Championships twice, in 2012 and 2013.[2] Earlier in his career, he was a likely pick to play in the 2011 tournament, before he broke his foot blocking a shot in a WHL game.[1][3]

Personal life[edit]

He is the son of former NHL player Frank Musil. His uncle, Bobby Holik, also played in the NHL, and his grandfather, Jaroslav Holík, competed in ice hockey at the 1972 Winter Olympics with the Czechoslovakia national ice hockey team. His mother, Anna, was an accomplished tennis player.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Vancouver Giants WHL 71 7 25 32 67 16 2 2 4 8
2010–11 Vancouver Giants WHL 62 6 19 25 83 4 0 1 1 2
2011–12 Vancouver Giants WHL 59 6 21 27 104
2012–13 Vancouver Giants WHL 14 2 6 8 18
2012–13 Edmonton Oil Kings WHL 48 7 16 23 56 22 0 6 6 26
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 61 2 10 12 54 2 0 1 1 0
2013–14 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 3 1 0 1 2
AHL totals 61 2 10 12 54 2 0 1 1 0

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Czech Republic WJC18 6th 6 0 1 1 6
2011 Czech Republic WJC18 8th 5 0 0 0 6
2012 Czech Republic WJC 5th 5 0 0 0 4
2013 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 0 0 18
Junior totals 22 0 1 1 34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Boylen, Rory (2011-02-10). "David Musil". The Hockey News. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  2. ^ a b "David Musil Edmonton Oilers". Edmonton Oilers. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  3. ^ a b "Musil, David". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 

External links[edit]