Christian Dvorak
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Christian Dvorak

Hometown:

Frankfort Illinois

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-02-02

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-0

Acquired:

2nd round (58th overall), 2014

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Christian Dvorak skated for the Chicago Mission Tier 1 bantam team that participated in the 2011 Beantown Classic in August.

2011-12: Dvorak played for Chicago Mission’s U16 team. In 28 midget games he scored 21 goals with 24 assists and had 2 penalty minutes. He was selected by Chicago in the first round (sixth overall) of the 2012 USHL Futures Draft and was taken by London in the eighth round (163rd overall) in the 2012 OHL Priority Draft. Dvorak attended USA Hockey’s Select 16 Festival in July and in August committed to playing college hockey at Wisconsin in 2014-15.

2012-13: Dvorak appeared in nine USHL games with Chicago and was the leading scorer for the Chicago Mission U18 team. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and was +4 with 2 penalty minutes in nine USHL games. Dvorak scored 35 goals with 57 assists and was +63 with 8 penalty minutes in 58 games for the Mission. He attended USA Hockey’s Select 17 Development Camp and in August announced he was signing with the OHL’s London Knights — foregoing college hockey.

2013-14: Dvorak skated in 33 games for London in his first OHL season; suffering a season-ending knee injury in January. He scored 6 goals with 8 assists and was +8 with no penalty minutes. London finished third in the Midwest Division. Dvorak was ranked 69th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s mid-term rankings prior to the 2014 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Following an offensive explosion in 2014-15, Dvorak was afforded an opportunity to play in all situations with the London Knights. That experience resulted in a breakout season alongside of Mitch Marner and fellow Coyotes prospect Max Domi.

Future
Dvorak will likely return to London, where a number of new recruits have the Knights looking like championship contenders once again.

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