Adam Musil
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Adam Musil

Hometown:

Delta British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-03-26

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

4th Round (94th overall), 2015

Weight:

202 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Adam Musil played for the Burnaby Winter Club bantam team in British Columbia. He was selected by Red Deer in the first round (sixth overall) in the 2012 WHL Bantam Draft. 

2012-13: Musil made his WHL debut with Red Deer in December — appearing in three mid-season games and then re-joining the Rebels for the playoffs — and played midget hockey with the Greater Vancouver Canadians. He was -1 with no points nor penalties during the regular season with Red Deer and was -1 with no points and 2 penalty minutes in three playoff games. Second to Glenn Gawdin in scoring for Greater Vancouver, he scored 16 goals with 28 assists and 30 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games. The Canadians reached the BCMML semifinals, falling to Vancouver Northwest. Musil scored 1 goal with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes in six playoff games. He skated for Team British Columbia in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. 

2013-14: Musil skated in 60 of 72 games for Red Deer in his first WHL season and played for the Canada Pacific U17 team in the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 11 goals with 18 assists and was +5 with 36 penalty minutes. Red Deer finished fifth in the Central Division, losing to Prince Albert in a one-game tie breaker for the final playoff spot. Musil scored 1 goal with 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes in six games at the WHC. Canada Pacific won a silver medal, falling to the USA in the gold medal game. 

2014-15: Musil skated for the Canada U18 team at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in August before returning to Red Deer for his second season. Musil scored 15 goals with 24 assists and was -7 with 71 penalty minutes in 66 games; suffering an ankle injury in the final game of the regular season and missing the Rebels’ playoff series with Medicine Hat. In five games for Canada’s gold medal-winning squad at the Ivan Hlinka tournament he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was +2 with 8 penalty minutes. Musil skated for Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was invited to the NHL Prospect Combine. He was ranked 61st amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings prior to the 2015 NHL Draft. 

2015-16: Musil attended his first training camp with the Blues before returning to Memorial Cup host Red Deer for his third WHL season. He scored 19 goals with 24 assists and was +7 with 46 penalty minutes in 66 regular season games. Red Deer finished second in the Central Division, advancing to the Eastern Conference finals before falling to WHL champion Brandon. Musil scored 3 goals with 10 assists and was +1 with 19 penalty minutes in 17 playoff games. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with St. Louis in March 2016.

Talent Analysis

Musil is a big, physical forward who plays a strong defensive game. Still a work in progress in terms of his skating mobility, he uses his size to advantage in small areas and has a strong shot with a quick release.

Future

Musil skated for the Red Deer Rebels in 2015-16, signing an entry-level contract with the Blues in March 2016. Part of Canada's U18 team at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka tournament, he could compete for a spot for the U20 squad this summer. Barring any surprises in St. Louis' 2016 training camp he will return to the Rebels for one more season in the WHL in 2016-17. Musil projects as a strong, two-way lower line center with some scoring ability.

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