HEIGHT: 6' 3"
BORN: JANUARY 26, 1993
BORN IN: TRENCIN, SVK
DRAFTED: NYR (6TH ROUND / 172ND OVERALL)
2010-2011 Trencin Jr. SLOVAKIA-JR.23 1G 3A 4P 16
Scouting Report: Big physical stay-at-home defender…has decent skating ability but has just average speed…is quicker than you would think in his transitional turns and pivots…not much offensive upside here although he makes a solid first pass…at his best when keeping his game simple but can get caught running around in his zone…needs further refinement in proper defensive positioing…extremely physical and likes to line up attacking forwards for the big hit…clears the front of the net effectivly and is hard to play against along the wall.
Notes: Has moved around a bit this season but has continued his strong defensive physical role with each squad he has suited up with. Has improved his skating from last year and looks stronger as well. Should be effective in a physical defensive shut-down role for the Slovak’s
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Nashville trades 172 to NYR for 6th round pick in 2012. Rangers select Slovakian D Peter Ceresnak.
Dunno how to see this pick, isnt 2012 the deeper draft?
I kinda feel like that applies more to the first few rounds. Should be easy enough to move into the late rounds next year if we see someone we want. Ceresnak was ranked 35th among European skaters, guess they felt he was worth the shot.
OH MY GOD...WHAT WERE THEY THINKING...THIS IS THE WORST DRAFT EVER!!!
(Sorry, just wanted to see how that felt.)
Hey, Valuable post. Thanks
As for this kid.I know the Slovak pool dried up but you still can find a guy or two who can be a steal. Is this kid that? I doubt it.
But this kid has SOME kind of skill and a 6th rounder? OK. I dont know ANYTHING about him but I know our scouts do. And if they feel losing a 6th round pick in a draft class year where elite prospects will be pushing down good but not elite players, than they must feel they got good investment for their pick. So based on that, I am a fan I guess.
If he pans out, will be worth it. Everyone loves big d than can hit. Although my MAIN concern to be quite frank is if a D-man's best skill is hitting and the league is making it harder and harder for the D-Men to actually HIT it might be a worthless skill in the next 4-6 years. The rules 41 and 48 (I believe those are the two rules for fighting) are making it harder and harder to line up a player. And if you use your shoulder and you are a bigger guy, you will be blasting the face/head of a smaller player 9 times out of 10. Unless you really try to hit his shoulder.. its very hard at the speed of todays game. So I hope this kid improves something else other than hitting hard.
But again, our scouting is really REALLY good. So kudo's to them for getting a player they really wanted (traded next years pick for him).