Kamil Kreps
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Kamil Kreps

Hometown:

Litomerice Czech Republic

Team:

Finland

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1984-11-18

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2003

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2003

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

2nd round (38th overall), 2003

Weight:

202 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

Hailing from Litomercie, Czech Republic, Kamil Kreps skated with the CSKA Moskva junior team in 1999-00, notching 34 points in 48 games, and then tallying 47 points in 48 games the next year in 2000-01. During the 2001 season, he was selected to the Czech Republic Under-17 National Team in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. He also represented the Czech Republic in the Four Nations Under-16 tournament in the 1999-00 season. After coming over to North America, Kreps played with Brampton of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring 43 points in 68 games in his inaugural season in the OHL. That same year, he represented the Czech Republic in the Under-18 World Junior Championships and scored three goals in eight games.

2003-03: he exploded onto the scouts’ radar screen with a 61-point season in only 53 games. He added eight points in 11 playoff games, and was subsequently made the 38th selection in the 2003 Entry Draft, and the third selection of the Florida Panthers that year.

2003-04: skating with Brampton, he notched 49 points in 57 games, and added seven goals in 12 playoff games.

2004-05: His first season in pro hockey, playing with the San Antonio Rampage of the AHL. He struggled in his stint there with only 11 points in 58 games, and was sent down to the Texas Wildcatters in the ECHL, where he got back on track with 11 points in 12 games.

2005-06: Kreps played 61 games with the Rochester Americans (AHL), while improving his totals to 32 points (13 goals, 19 assists).

2006-07: In his third professional season, Kreps once again improved his offense, with a career-high 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) in 50 games. His performance was rewarded with a recall to Florida, where he played a total 14 NHL games and tallied 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

 

Talent Analysis

Kreps is an excellent skater for a player of his size. He has a nice burst of speed and is capable of fast turns. Kreps is a skilled forward who handles his stick extremly well and is blessed with great puckhandling skills. He can play in traffic relatively well and his strong vision and hockey sense allow him to pass the puck through holes unseen by others. Kreps is also developing a nose for the net. He has an above-average slap shot, but it still could be improved a bit. Kreps could also use more aggresiveness, he isn't fully using his frame to his advantage. He is trying to be more aware defensively in order to be an all-round forward. Kreps still needs to bulk up more, but he is an effective player who does the little things well.

 

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