With the 149th overall pick in the NHL draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs chose Czech defender Filip Kral.

The Quick Bio

Filip Kral is a left-shooting defenceman originally from the Czech Republic, but currently playing for the Spokane Chiefs of the WHL.  He’s reputed to be a smart player who makes the right play and generally improves things, but (as you’d expect from any fifth-rounder) he’s not going to light the world on fire.  He was low in many rankings but higher than expected in some others—Canucks Army had him 58th (!)

The Stats

Filip Kral via Elite Prospects

2012-2013HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U1610000
2013-2014HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U163365116Playoffs40330
2014-2015HC Kometa Brno U16Czech U163112314312Playoffs40448
HC Kometa Brno U18Czech U1880440
HC Kometa Brno U16Final tournament30000
Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr110110
2015-2016HC Kometa Brno U18Czech U184011294057Playoffs101344
Czech Republic U17WHC-1750000
Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr2525710
2016-2017HC Kometa Brno U20Czech U2013461010Playoffs637102
HC Kometa BrnoCzech230222Playoffs50000
SK Horacka Slavia TrebicCzech2121126
Czech Republic U18Hlinka Memorial50002
Czech Republic U18WJC-1851120
Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr2217831
2017-2018HC Kometa BrnoCzech40000
HC Kometa BrnoChampions HL20002
SK Horacka Slavia TrebicCzech230002
Spokane ChiefsWHL549263524Playoffs50000
Czech Republic U20WJC-2071012
Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr161014

The Highlights

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AATJ Profile

THW Profile