2014 prospect Pyrochta hoping to stick with Czech Extraliga squad
The Czech Republic had one of its least successful drafts this year in New Jersey, but that doesn't mean the next one won't feature any Czech players that could be picked in the early rounds. Swedish-based offensive marvel Jakub Vrána, who will definitely be considered one of the top European skaters, isn't the only one though. Still playing in his homeland and just about to take a leap into the Czech Extraliga is young defenseman Filip Pyrochta.
Born in June of 1996, which makes him eligible for the 2014 NHL Draft, Pyrochta has plenty of experience from not only playing at various Under-18 and Under-19 IIHF events, but also professional hockey as his current club, the Liberec White Tigers, provided him with ice time a level below the Czech Extraliga where its affiliation of Benátky nad Jizerou is based.… read more