2018 NHL Entry Draft Prospect

Filip Zadina

FILIP ZADINACzech Republic

Current Team: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL)

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Vital Statistics

Position: RW • Height: 6-0½ • Weight: 190 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 27, 1999 • Hometown: Pardubice, Czech Republic

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Pardubice (Czech U16/U18/U20/Extraliga)
KHL Draft: 2016 by Yaroslavl (Round 5, No. 147 Overall)
CHL Import Draft: 2016 by Vancouver (1/4); 2017 by Halifax (1/10)
USHL Draft: 2017 by Dubuque (Round 7, No. 102 Overall)
Agent: Michal Leimberger (Global Management Group)
Extraliga Debut: Dec. 6, 2015 (Pardubice at Hradec Kralove)
First Extraliga Goal: Jan. 15, 2017 (Pardubice at Litvinov)

IN THE NEWS:
Was a Sensation at the World Under-18

Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "He's shifty, he's fast, he can shoot, and he's got a high-end motor. He does everything well." (Anonymous Scout, Hockey News 2017 Future Watch)

• "An early favourite to be a top-five selection in next year’s draft thanks to his prolific production in every Under-18 event, scoring 15 goals in 15 games. ... His style should be easily adaptable to the NHL game." (Recrutes.ca 2017 Draft Preview)

• "Brings a lot of speed to the ice, with good explosiveness, and likes to challenge defenders one-on-one. He’s tough to stop if he can reach his top speed. He’s also quite shifty on the ice, making quick changes of direction, and that makes him tougher to defend against one-on-one. He has a strong and heavy shot, and can score from anywhere in the offensive zone. He’s more of a scorer than he is a playmaker, and could make smarter decisions with the puck when playing the playmaker role. His goal-scoring potential is still excellent." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Tremendous stick-handler in tight space -- puck seems glued to his blade, and he can make all his moves at top gear. ... Has incredibly strong wrists and gets great torque on his stick during release, leading to rockets that just handcuff and overpower goalies. Feisty and chippy; still plays a reckless game and puts himself in bad positions too often, absorbing some huge hits." (Red Line Report)