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.

2013-14: Cehlarik split his first pro season in Sweden between SHL club Lulea and Asploven in the second league, Allsvenskan. He played for the Slovakia U20 team in the 2014 World Juniors. Cehlarik scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -4 with 4 penalty minutes in 32 regular season games for Lulea. Lulea finished sixth in the regular season before falling to Vaxjo in  a first round series. Cehlarik saw limited action and had no points nor penalties in two playoff games. He scored 5 goals with 8 assists and was +3 with 6 penalty minutes in 18 Allsvenskan games with Asploven. In five games at the WJC he had 3 assists and was +3 with two penalties as Slovakia finished eighth, falling 6-0 to Sweden in the quarterfinal round. 

2014-15: Cehlarik played 46 regular season games and eight SHL post-season contests for Lulea and played in his second World Juniors tournament with Slovakia. He scored 6 goals with 13 assists and was +1 with 6 penalty minutes, averaging 11 minutes of ice time as Lulea finished eighth. Cehlarik had no points in the two-game play-in series and in six games in the quarterfinals against defending champion Frolunda he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and was +1, averaging 13:26 minutes of ice time. Cehlarik scored 2 goals with 1 assist and had an even plus/minus with 6 penalty minutes in seven games for Slovakia’s surprising bronze medal-winning team at the WJC.

Talent Analysis

Cehlarik is a big-bodied winger with a high offensive pedigree and a goal scoring release. While not a pure goal scorer, he reads the play well and makes the players around him better. While part of his success in dominating at the junior levels was his size and strength advantage, he is dangerous around the net at the pro level because he has a great set of hands and sharp hockey sense.

Future

Cehlarik is in his third SHL season with Lulea in 2015-16. Selected in the 2013 NHL Draft, he has yet to sign a contract with the Bruins but continues to develop in Sweden's top league. Cehlarik will likely have a period of adjustment when he first arrives in America but his progress to this point suggests he can be a second or third line winger with some scoring ability.

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