Jiri Cetkovsky

Hometown:

Prostejov Czech Rep.

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1983-11-04

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2002

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Drafted in the 5th round, 141st overall in 2002

Weight:

209 lbs.

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History

Using a 5th round pick to land a big, skilled forward in the Czech junior leagues had some Flames fans salivating at the time, however now no one seems to know what happened to Jiri Cetkovsky. He had a terrible year for the Calgary Hitmen in 2002-03 and has since fallen off the radar, playing for his hometown team and Czech second division side HC Prostejov in 2003-04.

 

Talent Analysis
Depends on the year, really. In his draft year there were reports of raw talent that needed to be worked on, however when he came over to North America it looked like there was no amount of work that could make him a useful WHLer let alone an NHLer. An enigma to say the least.

 

Future
Bleak, and getting bleaker by the day. The fact that he was such an epic disappointment once coming over and has since faded into relative European obscurity leaves any future remotely close to the NHL in doubt.