Drew Czerwonka

Hometown:

Glenavon Saskatoon

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1992-07-01

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

6th round (166th overall), 2010

Weight:

189 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Czerwonka scored 16 goals in 55 games for the Kootenay Ice (WHL) as a 16-year-old. He also had two assists and was -10 with 83 PMs (including ten fights) as the Ice finished third in their division and reached the playoffs. Czerwonka was scoreless and -2 with 5 PMs in the Ice's four-game playoff series with Brandon.

2009-10: Czerwonka skated in 54 of 72 games for Kootenay in his second season in the WHL and was third on the team with 106 PMs, including 11 fights. He scored 4 goals with 9 assists and was -5 on an Ice team that finished second in its division before falling to Medicine Hat in a six-game first round playoff series. Czerwonka scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -1 with 9 PMs in the playoffs. Not listed among the 210 North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings, he was selected by the Oilers in the sixth round (166th overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

2010-11: Czerwonka emerged as a play-making, two-way energy forward in his third WHL season as Kootenay advanced to the Memorial Cup after winning the WHL playoff championship. In 68 regular season games he scored 13 goals with 30 assists and cut down on the penalty minutes (78); finishing +9 as the Ice finished third in their division. Czerwonka skated in 13 of 19 games during the playoffs, missing much of the first round series with a shoulder injury, and scored 2 goals with 3 assists with a -2 plus/minus and just 4 PMs. In five Memorial Cup games he scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was an even plus/minus with 6 PMs.
 

Talent Analysis

A physical player, Czerwonka isn't afraid to lay the big hit, work in the corners, and stand up for himself or his teammates. He has excellent leadership qualities and his combination of hard work and willingness to go to the dirty areas of the ice has seen him emerge as solid scorer at the WHL level, however it is highly unlikely he will bring much offense at the next level. He's the kind of hard working, jack of all trades, energy player that often fills the unsung hero role at the pro level.

Future

Currently playing his fourth full WHL season, Czerwonka is a good bet to turn pro next season but may need to start in the ECHL due to the depth ahead of him. He's a longshot for an NHL career, however if he makes it, he will be playing the role of bottom six energy player.

November CSB lists

by pbadmin
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EUROPE, Preliminary ranking country-by-country, November 2000

CZECH REPUBLIC

    NAME             LEAGUE   TEAM             BIRTHDATE     HT     WT  POS SH
 1  Jiri Novotny       CZE    Budejovice       12 Aug 83    6.2    187   C   R
 2  Martin Kasik       CZE    Sparta jr        28 Jan 83    6.2    176   W   R
 3  Petr Puncochar     CZE    Karlovy Vary     08 Jun 83    6.1    200   D   R
 4  Tomas Micka        CZE    Slavia jr        07 Jun 83    6.2    176   W   L
 5  Zbynek Novak       CZE    Slavia jr        23 Jul 83    6.3    198   W   L
 6  Tomas Plihal       CZE    Liberec sr       28 Mar 83    6.1    176   W   L
 7  Lukas Dobry        CZE    Zlin jr          15 Apr 83    6.2    172   W   R
 8  Tomas Plekanec     CZE    Kladno jr        31 Oct 82    5.9    172   W   L
 9  Petr Domin         CZE    Karlovy V. jr    02 Jan 83    6.2    196   C   L
10  Ondrej Malinsky    CZE    Sparta jr        07 Apr 83    6.2    183   D   L
11  Radek Simecek      CZE    Zlin jr          04 Apr 83    6.0    176   D   L
12  Martin Soucek      CZE    Trebic sr        08 May 83    5.11   176   D   R
13  Jan Rehor          CZE    Budejovice jr    30 Apr 83    6.0    178   W   R
14  Lukas Chmelir      CZE    Karlovy V. jr    15 Apr 83    5.11   190   D   L
15  Jan Dresler        CZE    Vitkovice jr     12 Mar 83    6.0    185   D   L
16  Petr Haluza        CZE    Zlin jr          23 Jul 83    6.0    202   C   R
17  Ondrej Tatarcik    CZE    Vitkovice jr     05 Sep 83    6.3    194   W   L
18  Marek Tlamka       CZE    Trinec jr        20 Jun  Read more»

Blue Jacket First Quarter Findings

by Bill Drake
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The first quarter season of Blue Jacket hockey has seen some surprises. Robert Kron finally has scored after an 0-23 game slump. Geoff Sanderson is finally rediscovering his Hartford Whaler scoring touch. Lyle Odelein has been a steadying force and is everything that management expected as the team’s first captain.

Alex Selivanov, Phil Esposito’s streaky-scoring son-in-law, agreed to a contract with Columbus. He has yet to register a point in two games, but will not hit his stride until after the All-Star break.

David Vyborny has played spirited hockey thus far. He has cooled off since the opening ten games, but he 5-5-10 in 24 games and is a +2; only he and Kevyn Adams are +2.

Espen Knutsen, all 5-11 172lbs of him, works well in the corners and creates solid scoring chances for his line mates like Sanderson. This play is something that Anahiem never motivated Knutsen to do.

Petteri Nummelin has played well on the Power Play eventhough he rarely shoots the puck, only 39 shots in 24 games. He lacks a true sniper to set up, although Selivanov could be that man. At even strength he often is pushed around, that is what Fran Kucera is for, but makes good outlet passes and possess good speed.

Marc Denis, current backup goaltender, is a mirror image of the Blue Jackets: streaks of brillance followed by allowing soft goals. Positionally, he is very sound but his glove hand often is a little slow in trapping the puck. Twice against Dallas he allowed goals that hit off the bottom of his glove hand.

In t Read more»

Lundmark takes flight with Thunderbirds

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When Rangers prospect Jamie Lundmark was returned to the WHL earlier this fall after failing to make the parent squad on Broadway, the highly touted center refused to return to his former Moose Jaw Warriors, instead demanding to be traded to a more competitive team. While rumors had him moving to the Calgary Hitmen to center fellow Ranger prospect Pavel Brendl, or to the Kootenay Ice to play with friend and former teammate Mike Comrie, his ultimate destination turned out to be the Seattle Thunderbirds, former stomping grounds of Peter Nedved, Chris Osgood, and Turner Stevenson. After 15 games with the T-Birds it seems pertinent to ask whether this is really the type of team Lundmark was asking to be traded to, and to assess his emerging role in his new environs.

One has to approach the first issue with a hint of skepticism. The T-Birds are a respected team with a collection of good players, but have been known to the region as traditional under-achievers. Witness last year’s local pre-season hype of a team destined to make a run at the league championship, but that was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by Prince George. Note also, at the time of the trade, Moose Jaw’s slightly better record (6-3-1-1) than that of the T-Birds (5-4-1-1). Furthermore, the Seattle squad that Lundmark was traded to was quite different from last year’s team, and is still adjusting to changes that have occurred since Lundmark’s acquisition one month ago. In particular, the T-Birds have been known for their offensive potential, a reputation that was garnered last s Read more»

Islanders Recall D Anders Myrvold from Springfield.

by Bill Bennett
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Myrvold is expected to see action againt Tampa Bay tonight as the team will dress seven defenseman.

Some Background on Anders Myrvold:
The Islanders signed Myrvold in August and was part of a few early preseason games. He was sent to Springfield of the AHL, which is a Phoenix Coyote affiliate.

PLAYER         TEAM  GP   G   A PTS PIM PP SH GW GT
ANDERS MYRVOLD  SPR  19   2   3   5  23  1  1  0  0
Myrvold played last season with AIK, posting one goal, four points and 87 penalty minutes in 49 games. Originally the Quebec Nordiques’ sixth choice in the 1993 draft, Myrvold made his NHL debut with the Colorado Avalanche in 1995-96. The next season, he was dealt along with Landon Wilson to the Boston for the Bruins’ first round pick in the 1998 Draft.

Known for his aggressive playing style, Myrvold played one season of major junior in 1994-95 with the Laval Titan of the Quebec League after coming over from Europe. In 64 games, he posted 14 goals, 64 points and 173 penalty minutes. In his three full seasons in the AHL between 1995-1998, the defenseman posted penalty minute totals of 125,107 and 91.


In other team news:

D Branislav Mezei was returned to Lowell (AHL)

Wolf Pack Help Hartford Celebrate 25 years Of Hockey!

by Evan Andriopoulos
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The evening was a celebration of 25 years of Hartford hockey, with guests of honor (in person and in video messages) spanning the quarter-century since the New England Whalers came to Connecticut in 1975. Banners commemorating the 1974-75 Eastern Division championship and 1986-87 Adams Division crown were returned to the rafters, as were the three retired numbers of Gordie Howe, Rick Ley, and John McKenzie.

All but Gordie Howe`s #9 were re-issued to Carolina Hurricanes players by Peter Karmanos in an effort to distance himself from the stormy relationship of Hartford, it`s Whalers and his relocated Carolina Hurricanes. More than 10,000 fans packed the aging Hartford Civic Center, many Whaler and Ranger fans alike joined in the celebration. There is talk of a Connecticut/New England Hockey Hall of Fame/Museum perhaps being as part of the new Adriens Landing Re-Development project.

Hartford, the home of the Calder Champion Wolf Pack has received only luke warm reception by the community and new GM Al Coates hopes this will help the healing. Although not NHL quality the Pack offers hockey in the states capital and hopefully for the good people of Connecticut and Western Massachusetts… a new arena and NHL hockey will find itself in the vacant lot at the Adriens Landing Site.

Although the Whalers were viewed as the little bothersome brother of the Rangers and Boston Bruins… many hardcore faithful packed the arena…the Whalers became the Green Bay Packers of the NHL and due to modern day sports economics or as I like to coin them “Bettmano Read more»