April 9, 1993 |
Calgary, AB, CAN
|Height||6 ft 4 in (193 cm)|
|Weight||207 lb (94 kg; 14 st 11 lb)|
|NHL team||Edmonton Oilers|
|NHL Draft||31st overall, 2011
David Musil (born April 9, 1993) a Canadian-Czech ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers in the NHL. 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.
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. 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.
During his rookie season in the WHL, Musil played in 71 games with the Giants, scoring 7 goals and adding 25 assists. 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."
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. 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.
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, Andrea Holíková, was an accomplished tennis player.
Regular season and playoffs
|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|