Michal Řepík

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Michal Řepík
Michal Repik.jpg
Repik playing for the Vancouver Giants in 2007
Born (1988-12-31) December 31, 1988 (age 25)
Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 180 lb (82 kg; 12 st 12 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Right
KHL team
Former teams
HC Lev Praha
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 40th overall, 2007
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2008–present

Michal Řepík (born December 31, 1988) is a Czech professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently under contract to HC Lev Praha of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). Repik was selected by the Florida Panthers in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Prior to his professional career, Repik played major junior in the Western Hockey League (WHL). He spent three seasons with the Vancouver Giants, helping the team to a Presidents' Cup as WHL champions in 2006 and a Memorial Cup as Canadian Hockey League (CHL) champions in 2007. During the Giants' 2007 playoff season, he led the WHL and Memorial Cup tournaments in scoring. Selected 40th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Panthers, Repik turned professional in 2008–09 with the team's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate.

Amateur[edit]

Repik and Tyson Sexsmith following a Giants playoff game in 2007.

After being selected 25th overall by the Vancouver Giants in the 2005 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft, Řepík moved from Slovakia to join the team in 2005–06. He scored 24 goals and 52 points over 69 games, ranking fifth among league rookies in scoring.[1] He added 3 goals and 6 points over 14 playoff games, helping the Giants win the Presidents' Cup as WHL champions. Their win qualified them for the 2006 Memorial Cup, where they were eliminated in the semifinal. The following season, Repik scored at a near-point-per-game pace with 55 points over 56 games. During the 2007 WHL playoffs, he scored 26 points over 22 games to lead the league in scoring. The Giants advanced to the WHL Finals, where they were defeated in seven games by the Medicine Hat Tigers. Despite their defeat, they qualified for the 2007 Memorial Cup as they had been chosen to host the tournament at the beginning of the season. Repik continued his scoring pace in the CHL tournament, earning the Ed Chynoweth Trophy as the Memorial Cup's leading scorer. The Giants met the Tigers once more in the Memorial Cup Final and defeated them to win the national title.

In the subsequent 2007 NHL Entry Draft, he was drafted in the 2nd round, 40th overall, by the Florida Panthers. At mid-season, he had been ranked 46th among draft-eligible skaters playing in North America by Central Scouting Services.[2] Upon being drafted, Řepík returned to the WHL for a third and final season with Vancouver and scored a junior career high 61 points. He was limited to just 51 games after suffering a concussion on a hit from Everett Silvertips defenceman Dane Crowley on December 1, 2007 (the injury has affected Řepík's sense of smell up to his rookie season in the AHL).[3] Defending their Memorial Cup title, the Giants were eliminated in the second round of the WHL playoffs by eventual 2008 Memorial Cup champions, the Spokane Chiefs.

Professional[edit]

Řepík was assigned by the Panthers to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League (AHL) for his first professional season in 2008–09.[4] Called up from Rochester in December, he scored his first NHL goal in his NHL debut on December 8, 2008, in a 4–3 overtime victory over the Ottawa Senators.[5] He played in 5 games total for the Panthers during the season, taylling 2 goals. With the Americans, he recorded 49 points in 75 games.

In 2009–10, Repik saw increased time with the Panthers, appearing in 19 NHL games with 3 goals and 2 assists during that time. Spending the majority of the season with the Americans, he had 22 goals and 31 assists over 60 games. He struggled to score in the 2010 AHL playoffs, however, recording a goal and an assist over seven games. The following season, Repik was sent back to the AHL out of training camp. After recording 22 points over the first 17 games of the season (tying him for second in league scoring at the time), he was recalled by the Panthers in mid-November 2010. A spot was freed up in the lineup after winger Steve Bernier suffered a fractured orbital bone.[6] He spent the season splitting time between Rochester and Florida once more and finished with 45 points over 53 AHL games and 8 points over 31 NHL games. His play earned him an invitation to the 2011 AHL All-Star Game, representing PlanetUSA.

After four seasons within the Panthers organization, Řepík left as a free agent and returned to the Czech Republic in signing a multi-year contract with HC Lev Praha of the Kontinental Hockey League on June 20, 2012.[7]

International play[edit]

Řepík competed for the Czech Republic's under-20 team at the 2007 World Junior Championships in Sweden. He failed to register a point in six games as the Czechs were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Sweden. Poised to make a second appearance at the World Junior Championships in 2008 in his home country, Řepík was unable to participate due to a concussion suffered in the month preceding the tournament.[3]

Awards[edit]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Vancouver Giants WHL 69 24 28 52 55 14 3 3 6 19
2006–07 Vancouver Giants WHL 56 24 31 55 56 22 10 16 26 24
2007–08 Vancouver Giants WHL 51 27 34 61 62 10 5 6 11 18
2008–09 Rochester Americans AHL 75 19 30 49 58
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 5 2 0 2 2
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 19 3 2 5 6
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 60 22 31 53 57 7 1 1 2 4
2010–11 Rochester Americans AHL 53 11 34 45 38
2010–11 Florida Panthers NHL 31 2 6 8 22
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 55 14 21 35 51 4 1 3 4 6
2011–12 Florida Panthers NHL 17 2 3 5 6
2012–13 HC Lev Praha KHL 47 4 6 10 32 4 1 2 3 8
2013–14 HC Lev Praha KHL 51 8 4 12 32 22 4 6 10 22
NHL totals 72 9 11 20 36

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result   GP G A Pts PIM
2007 Czech Republic WJC 5th 6 0 0 0 0
Junior totals 6 0 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005-06 WHL Season - Rookies". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ "NHL Central Scouting Service Mid Term Rankings - January 2007" (PDF). National Hockey League. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Repik riding pro hockey roller-coaster". The Province. 2008-12-13. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ "Amerks get six more from Florida". 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Weiss' OT goal gave Panthers win over Senators". Associated Press. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  6. ^ Richards, George (2010-11-17). "Hard work pays off for Florida Panthers' Michal Repik". Miami Herald. Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  7. ^ "Michal Repik strengthen's Lev Praha's attack". sport.cz. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2012-06-20. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Gilbert Brulé
Ed Chynoweth Trophy
2007
Succeeded by
Justin Azevedo