Richard Nedomlel
Image: NHL

Richard Nedomlel

Hometown:

Prague Czech Republic

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1993-07-01

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

Trade with Detroit, 2016

Weight:

225 lbs.

<<<<<<< Updated upstream
History

2008-09: Richard Nedomlel played for Pilati Chomutov and Slavia Prague in the Czech U18 league. In 42 regular season games between the two clubs he had 7 assists with 65 PMs. In nine playoff games for Slavia he scored 1 goal with 1 assist and had 4 PMs.

2009-10: Nedomlel skated in 44 games for Slavia Prague and led the Czech U18 league with 221 PMs and scored 9 goals with 10 assists. In four playoff games he had 1 goal with 54 PMs. Nedomlel was drafted by the WHL’s Swift Current Broncos in the first round (31st overall) of the 2010 CHL Import Draft.

2010-11: Nedomlel made his WHL debut with the Swift Current Broncos after a couple of years in the lower Czech junior leagues. The hulking blueliner posted 10 assists and  was minus-15 with 107 penalty minutes in 66 games. Swift Current missed the playoffs after finishing with the WHL’s second-worst record. Not among the 212 North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings, Nedomlel was selected by in the sixth round, 175th overall, by the Detroit Red Wings at the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Nedomlel returned to Swift Current for his second WHL season after going to camp with the Red Wings and displayed an offensive component to his game to go along with his physical play. One of two players to skate in all 72 games for the Broncos, he scored 10 goals with 36 assists and was minus-35 with 83 penalty minutes. Swift Current finished fifth in the six-team East Division, missing the WHL playoffs.

2012-13: Nedomlel was the second-leading scorer amongst Swift Current defensemen in his third WHL season. An assistant captain, he scored 7 goals with 21 assists and was -13; finishing second on the Broncos with 105 penalty minutes. Swift Current finished third in the East Division and reached the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. Nedomlel had 1 assist and was -2 with 2 penalty minutes in the five-game series with Calgary. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with Detroit in April, 2013.

2013-14: Nedomlel appeared in three November games with Detroit AHL affiliate Grand Rapids in his first pro season — spending most of the season with the ECHL’s Toledo Walleye. He was -2 with no points and 2 penalty minutes with the Griffins. Nedomlel scored 8 goals with 10 assists and was -16 in 60 games for Toledo, sharing the team lead in penalty minutes (150) with Emerson Clark. The Walleye missed the ECHL playoffs, finishing last in the North Division.

2014-15: Nedomlel played in 49 of 72 regular season games for the ECHL’s Toledo Walleyes in his second season. He was with the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins at the start of the season but did not appear in any games before playing his first game with the Walleye in November. Nedomlel scored 3 goals with 11 assists and was +6 with 56 penalty minutes. The Walleye were one of minor league hockey’s big turnaround stories — finishing first in the North Division and capturing the league’s Brabham Cup for the top record in the regular season. Nedomlel had 2 assists and ws +6 with 10 penalty minutes in 12 playoff games. 

2015-16: Nedomlel began the season in the Detroit Red Wings organization before being acquired by St. Louis for future considerations in January 2016. He appeared in 12 AHL games with Blues’ AHL affiliate Chicago and two games with the Grand Rapids Griffins — spending most of the year in the ECHL.  Nedomlel had 2 assists and was -3 with 24 penalty minutes in 14 AHL games. Playing for Toledo and Quad City in the ECHL he had 2 assists and was -4 with 22 penalty minutes in 19 games.

Talent Analysis

Nedomlel is not going to quarterback the powerplay or make thrilling end-to-end rushes. He is a big, mean, physical stay at home defenseman who isn’t afraid to drop the gloves and doesn’t lose often when he does so. His offensive upside is limited but he does provide a steady, physical, defensive presence on the back end.

Future

Nedomlel played a career-high 12 AHL games with St. Louis AHL affiliate Chicago in 2015-16 after being acquired from the Detroit Red Wings in January in exchange for future considerations. At the end of his original three-year entry-level contract, the 22-year-old does not appear likely to be tendered a qualifying offer by the Blues and would become an unrestricted free agent. His NHL potential appears limited.

2011 NHL Draft: Detroit Red Wings found players even without a first-round pick

by Ryan Womeldorf
on
Tomas Jurco - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Tomas Jurco has developed into an NHL player, but the Red Wings need a lot more from him next season (courtesy of Tony Ding/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The 2010-11 season was one of the last standout seasons in a long line of playoff seasons for the Detroit Red Wings. Keep in mind, this was prior to the realignment that resulted in the current divisional format, so the Detroit Red Wings were (somewhat unfairly) still in the Western Conference. Read more»

Detroit Red Wings minor league prospects pushed by veterans

by Ryan Womeldorf
on
Tomas Nosek - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: After an outstanding rookie season in Grand Rapids, Czech pro Tomas Nosek has slipped down the depth chart for the Griffins (courtesy of Frank Jansky/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

The long-discussed rebuild in Detroit has yet to come and the Red Wings scouting staff is doing their best to make sure that no such rebuild has to take place.

With recent graduations to the NHL like Teemu Pulkkinen and Dylan Larkin – the latter of whom leads all NHL rookies in goals with 11 – there are still several prospects plying their trade at the AHL level looking to be the next call-up to help keep the Red Wings going.

Read more»

Detroit Red Wings prospects face bumps in transition

by Ryan Womeldorf
on
Tyler Bertuzzi Ryan Sproul Anthony Mantha - Detroit Red Wings

Photo: Detroit Red Wings prospects Tyler Bertuzzi, Anthony Mantha, and Ryan Sproul have more to prove at the AHL level before taking on a role with the franchise (courtesy of Dan Hamilton/Icon Sportswire)

 

 

In the past, the Detroit Red Wings found long-term success in partial thanks to a scouting department that unearthed gems like Sergei Fedorov, Nicklas Lidstrom, Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk past the draft’s first round. That trend has continued in recent years. Tomas Tatar, a second-round pick in 2009, burst onto the scene in 2014-15 with a 29-goal season while Gustav Nyquist, a fourth-round pick in 2008, posted consecutive seasons of 28 and 27 goals.

Read more»

Depth at professional level strength of Detroit Red Wings prospect pool

by Adam Schnepp
on

NHL: OCT 23 Penguins at Red Wings

Photo: Riley Sheahan’s two-way play has earned him a spot in Detroit’s bottom-six forwards for the 2014-15 season (courtesy of Scott Grau/Icon Sportswire)

 

It has been a gradual change, but the draft picks that have been laying in wait for the Detroit Red Wings have started to make their impact on the team’s NHL roster. As some graduate to the NHL others have filled their spots in the AHL, leaving Detroit’s system very top-heavy with prospects playing professionally.  

Read more»

2014-15 AHL Preview: No clear favorite in talented Midwest Division

by Tony Androckitis
on

Marek Mazanec - Nashville Predators

Photo: Milwaukee Admirals goalltender and Nashville Predators prospect Marek Mazanec had a taste of NHL action during the 2013-14 season, playing well in a 25-game stint with the NHL club (courtesy of John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

 

The AHL’s Midwest Division features several talented incoming rookies including Rockford’s Teuvo Teravainen and Grand Rapids’ Anthony Mantha, as well as several key prospects entering their second pro season such as Chicago’s Ty Rattie and the duo of Miikka Salomaki and Colton Sissons in Milwaukee. Read more»

Related Articles