This is Milan Kytnar. He was drafted 127th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. Born in Topolcany, Slovakia and drafted one month after his 18th birthday, he had some nice things said about him around the draft.
Central Scouting said “hard working two-way center, has good hands and a quick stick on face-offs. Kytnar has good on-ice awareness and a good shot and is able to play very physical. Kytnar eeds to improve his first step quickness.”
The Oilers have only two propects playing in the CHL we can run through Desjardins.
Here they are in 82gp notation, with TOI and all other factors remaining equal we could expect them to do this in the NHL:
- Milan Kytnar 3-5-8
- Alex Plante 1-1-2
The top 10 forwards are:
- Alexei Mikhnov 18-27-45 (RSL) (25)
- Linus Omark 13-24-37 (SEL) (20)
- Rob Schremp 11-26-37 (AHL) (21)
- Marc Pouliot 15-19-34 (AHL) (22)
- Alexander Bumagin 18-15-33 (RSL) (20)
- Riley Nash 11-19-30 (NCAA) (18)
- Liam Reddox 9-17-26 (AHL) (21)
- Chris Vande Velde 12-13-25 (NCAA) (20)
- Jean Francois Jacques 11-14-25 (AHL) (22)
- Tyler Spurgeon 3-22-25 (AHL) (21)
Traditionally the AHL numbers are the most accurate and the European numbers the most suspect. Omark is a very interesting prospect based on these numbers despite his small stature (he’s Bobby Sheehan). Scouting report: A flashy player with first-class technical skills and hands. Very creative player with good hockey sense and natural scoring ability. Defense is okay, although it can be fine-tuned. Good skater with great agility and moves. Additional strength and muscles would not hurt.
Riley Nash is the youngest player in the group, Mikhnov the oldest. The time is now for several of the AHL players listed and at a guess I’d say the organization gives Rob Schremp the biggest shove for a roster spot in the fall.
The question is where does he play?