Filip Chytil

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Filip Chytil
Born (1999-09-05) 5 September 1999 (age 20)
Kroměříž, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
New York Rangers
PSG Zlín
National team  Czech Republic
NHL Draft 21st overall, 2017
New York Rangers
Playing career 2016–present

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.

Playing career[edit]

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.[1] 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.[2] On 15 July 2017, Chytil signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the New York Rangers.[3]

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.[4] He made it through the pre-season to earn a spot on the Rangers opening night roster for the 2017–18 season.[5] He secured a scoring role playing between Mats Zuccarello and Rick Nash.[5] However, after playing two games at the NHL level, he was reassigned to the Rangers' American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Hartford Wolf Pack.[6] Chytil and fellow first round pick Lias Andersson were called-up by the Rangers on 25 March 2018.[7] He recorded his first NHL goal on 30 March 2018 in a 7–3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.[8]

International play[edit]

Chytil was a member of the Czech Republic under-18 team that won gold at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament.[9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2016–17 PSG Zlín Czech20 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2016–17 PSG Zlín ELH 38 4 4 8 16
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
ELH totals 38 4 4 8 16
NHL totals 84 12 14 26 12

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2015 Czech Republic U17 7th 5 0 1 1 0
2016 Czech Republic IH18 1st, gold medalist(s) 4 2 1 3 0
2017 Czech Republic WJC18 7th 5 2 3 5 2
2018 Czech Republic WJC 4th 7 2 2 4 0
2018 Czech Republic WC 7th 7 1 1 2 2
Junior totals 21 6 7 13 2
Senior totals 7 1 1 2 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ NYRangers.com (24 June 2017). "Rangers Select Filip Chytil". NYRangers.com. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  2. ^ Dawson, Chris (28 June 2017). "Battalion take New York Rangers top pick in Import Draft". BayToday.ca. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Rangers agree to terms with forward Filip Chytil". New York Rangers. 15 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Filip Chytil Named Winner of 2017 Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award". NHL.com. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Top pick Filip Chytil, 18, makes Rangers opening day roster". Newsday.com. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ Joyce, Greg (11 January 2018). "Rangers' prized rookie learning from careful balancing act". New York Post. Bridgeport, Conn. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ Best, Neil (26 March 2018). "Lias Andersson, Filip Chytil recalled by Rangers". newsday.com. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
  8. ^ Calamia, Matt (30 March 2018). "Chytil Scores First NHL in Loss to Lightning". NHL.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
  9. ^ Kennedy, Ryan (15 August 2016). "CZECHS WIN IVAN HLINKA TOURNAMENT, GET HUGE BOOST FOR JUNIOR PROGRAM". thehockeynews.com. Retrieved 25 June 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Lias Andersson
New York Rangers first round draft pick
2017
Succeeded by
Vitali Kravtsov