Michal Repik
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Michal Repik

Hometown:

Vlasim Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1988-12-31

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

5-10

Acquired:

2nd round (40th overall), 2007

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2004-05: Scored 25 goals with 31 assists and was +21 in 45 games for Sparta Praha’s U-20 team. In eight playoff games he scored 2 goals with 4 assists.

2005-06: Repik was a reliable scorer in his rookie season with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL. He scored 24 goals with 28 assists and was +19 with 55 PIM in 69 regular season games. Repik was particular dangerous on the power play, scoring eight times. In the Giants drive to the WHL championship, he scored 3 goals with 3 assists in 14 games and was +2 with 19 PIM. At the Memorial Cup, he had 1 goal with 2 assists in five games for Vancouver (2-3).

2006-07: Repik continued to be a reliable scorer for an upper-echelon WHL team in his second year with the Giants. Repik scored 24 goals with 31 assists and was +20 with 56 PIM in 56 games. Repik earned respect across the WHL as a durable player in high-pressure situations and was at his best in both the WHL and Memorial Cup playoffs. Repik scored 10 goals with 16 assists and was +14 in the Giants’ 22 WHL playoff games – which ended with an overtime loss in Game Seven of the finals against Medicine Hat. The Giants then faced Medicine Hat twice in the Memorial Cup, losing the first time but then defeating the Tigers in the championship game. Playing alongside Wacey Rabbit (BOS) and Milan Lucic (BOS), Repik scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win. Repik was named to the Memorial Cup All Star team and received the Ed Chynoweth trophy as the tournament’s leading scorer with 3 goals and 4 assists. Repik played for the Czechs at the WJC and was scoreless in six games. 

* Read this predraft Hockey’s Future article on Michal Repik

2007-08: Repik suffered a head injury and suffered post-concussion in December but rebounded to have a productive season as the Giants were again on of the top teams in the WHL. Repik scored 27 goals with 34 assists (both career highs) and was +29 despite playing in just 51 games during the regular season. He was again a weapon on the power play, scoring nine times. In the playoffs, he scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was +2 with 18 PIM in 10 games as the Giants swept Chilliwack before being defeated by Spokane in six games in the second round.

2008-09: Repik started slowly in his first year of pro hockey with Rochester (AHL) but he picked up his scoring in late January and began to display the scoring ability he is expected to bring to the Panthers in the future. In 75 games, he scored 19 goals, nine of which came on the power play, with 30 assists with 58 PIM. While he had a negative plus/minus (-13) for the first time in his career, at least some of that was due to playing for the last place Amerks. Made his NHL debut with a four-game call up to the Panthers in December and then played another game in March. In five NHL games, he scored 2 goals and was +1 in limited ice time.

2009-10: Repik spent the season shuffling between the Panthers and Rochester. Though the constant moving no doubt had an effect on his offensive numbers, it is hoped that the experience he gained at the NHL level bodes well for the future. Repik appeared in 19 games with the Panthers, but his ice time in those games was usually eight minutes or less. Repik finished with 2 goals and 3 assists and was +1 with 6 PIM for the Panthers. In 60 games with Rochester, he scored 22 goals with 31 assists and was +14 with 57 PIM. Repik was very good in specialty situations, scoring 5 power play goals and 3 short-handed goals. After finishing in second place in the AHL’s North division, Rochester lost a seven game series to Abbotsford and the long season looked to have taken its toll on Repik, who finished with just 1 goal and 1 assist and was -1 for the series.

2010-11: Repik appeared in a career-high 31 NHL games while once again going back-and-forth between the Panthers and AHL Rochester. Repik was called up five times by Florida during the season and finished with 2 goals and 6 assists with a -6 plus minus while averaging just under 13 minutes of ice time per game. Repik played 53 games with Rochester and scored 11 goals with 34 assists and was -9 with 38 PMs for the last-place Americans. 

Talent Analysis

Repik is a shifty skater with good acceleration, and he seldom loses speed through lateral movement. He shows good anticipation and puck skills. Repik is an exceptionally versatile offensive weapon whose head and feet are equally quick. Though a bit undersized, he has a scoring touch and his speed puts pressure on opponents.

Future

Repik played most most of last season with the Panthers, but as a bottom-line winger where he saw little ice time. Repik could find himself earning more scoring-line ice time this season, especially after the Panthers stocked up on bottom-line veterans in the offseason. However, it would not be surprising to see Repik back in the AHL for a good part of the season, to get more consistent ice time and scoring chances.

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