Peter Cehlarik
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Peter Cehlarik

Hometown:

Zilina Slovakia

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1995-08-02

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2013

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (90th overall), 2013

Weight:

196 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: Peter Cehlarik played for the MsHK Zilina U18 team in his native Slovakia. He scored 15 goals with 18 assists and was +8 with 8 penalty minutes in 40 games.

2011-12: Cehlarik skated in six game for MsHK Zilina's U18 and spent most of the season playing in the Lulea club in Sweden. He scored 6 goals with 2 assists and had 16 penalty minutes in six games in Zilina. Cehlarik played eight regular season games for Lulea's U20 team, scoring 2 goals with 2 assists, and was +4 with 2 penalty minutes. He had a hat trick in his only playoff game. In 28 games for the Lulea U18 team, including four playoff games, he scored 17 goals with 15 assists and was +13.

2012-13:Cehlarik made his pro debut in Sweden's Elitserien — playing in eight regular season games and six playoff contests for Lulea — and represented Slovakia in the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He scored 3 goals with 3 assists for Lulea during the regular season and had 1 goal in the playoffs. Cehlarik scored 17 goals with 20 assists and was -1 with 10 penalty minutes in 38 games for Lulea's U20 team during the regular season and had 1 assist in three playoff games. Cehlarik was dominant in domestic U18 play, scoring 8 goals with 9 assists in 10 games for Lulea. In six games at the U18 WJC he scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was -2. Cehlarik was ranked 28th amongst European skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings and was selected by Boston in the third round (90th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft.

 

Talent Analysis

Cehlarik is a big-bodied winger with a high offensive pedigree and a goal scoring release. He could develop into a top-six forward down the line.

Future

The Slovak native will continue his development overseas during the 2013-14 season after a strong debut, in the SEL, last season with six points, in eight games.  He is still years away from the NHL.

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