5 September 1999|
Kroměříž, Czech Republic
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
New York Rangers|
|National team||Czech Republic|
21st overall, 2017|
New York Rangers
Filip Chytil (born 5 September 1999) is a Czech professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Rangers in the first round, 21st overall, in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. Internationally, Chytil played for the Czech Republic national under-18 team at several tournaments.
Chytil played for PSG Zlín of the Czech Extraliga during the 2016–17 season. He recorded four goals and four assists in 38 games, which was the second highest total of games played, goals, assists and points among all players under age 18 in the league. He also played two games for Zlín's junior affiliate. A top prospect for the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected 21st overall by the New York Rangers. Shortly after the NHL Draft, Chytil was selected seventh overall in the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft by the North Bay Battalion. On 15 July 2017, Chytil signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.
After participating in the Rangers' training camp, Chytil impressed and was selected by the local media with the Lars-Erik Sjöberg Award as top rookie in camp. He made it through the pre-season to earn a spot on the Rangers opening night roster for the 2017–18 season. He secured a scoring role playing between Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash. However, after playing two games at the NHL level, he was reassigned to the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack. Chytil and fellow first round pick Lias Andersson were called-up by the Rangers on 25 March 2018. He recorded his first NHL goal on 30 March 2018 in a 7–3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Regular season and playoffs
|2017–18||New York Rangers||NHL||9||1||2||3||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||46||11||20||31||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Rangers||NHL||75||11||12||23||8||—||—||—||—||—|
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- Calamia, Matt (30 March 2018). "Chytil Scores First NHL in Loss to Lightning". NHL.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Kennedy, Ryan (15 August 2016). "CZECHS WIN IVAN HLINKA TOURNAMENT, GET HUGE BOOST FOR JUNIOR PROGRAM". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 25 June 2017.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| New York Rangers first round draft pick
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