Christian Dvorak

Keith Duggan

2017-03-02

 

Christian Dvorak - Photo Courtesy of ontariohockeyleague.com

 

Christian Dvorak, LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 180

Born: 1996-02-02

Hometown: Frankfort, IL, USA

Drafted: 2014 by Arizona Coyotes, 58th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

March 2017- After a slow start to the season offensively, Dvorak's game has begun to come around. The young center has scored nine points in 13 games during February, bringing up his total to 10 goals and 22 points in 58 games. With Martin Hanzal now traded to Minnesota, Dvorak looks to benefit with more playing and power play time. A plus -5 on a 29th placed team in the NHL is also an impressive stat as Dave Tippett has praised his 200-foot game and his responsible play. Keith Duggan

 

November 2016- With an injury to Martin Hanzal, Dvorak was recalled back to the Coyotes, never appearing in a game with Tucson. In the three games since returning, he's collected a goal and assist. Keith Duggan

 

October 2016- Dvorak has been reassigned to Tucson of the AHL, after collecting three assists in seven games with Arizona. This assignment probably won't be long. The team expects to use its AHL affiliate to keep younger players who are AHL eligible in game shape by shuttling them back and forth when they are not in the NHL lineup. Dvorak's assignment likely means the Coyotes will give Dylan Strome a long look over the next few games to decide whether to return him to juniors or keep him in the NHL. Keith Duggan

 

October 2016- Not only has Dvorak made the Coyotes roster but he is slated to center the team's second line between Tobias Rieder and Anthony Duclair on opening night against Philadelphia. Keith Duggan

 

October 2016- Christian Dvorak is in the midst of a very strong preseason for the Coyotes and is pushing hard for a spot on the team's opening night roster. His play as been impressive at both ends of the ice and he's been nearly a point per game pace in the preseason. Keith Duggan

 

June 2016- Dvorak capped off his junior career as he and his teammates finished off a spectacular season by winning the Memorial Cup. He finished with an eye-popping 12 points in four Memorial Cup games, second behind line mate Mitch Marner, and led the tournament in goals with seven. In the final against the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, Dvorak assisted on the first goal and converted the game-tying goal late in the third to force overtime. While the overtime winner was credited to Mathew Tkachuk, his shot actually caromed off Dvorak's stick, either way he was on the ice for all three London goals. He's ready for the next step, it could be on the wing but Dvorak will definitely contend for a spot with the Coyotes in 2016-17. Keith Duggan

 

May 2016- Christian Dvorak and his London Knight teammates have swept the Niagara IceDogs in the OHL finals and will head to Red Deer, Alberta to compete in the MasterCard Memorial Cup. Dvorak has had a dominant playoff's, registering a point in all but one of his 18 games and eight of them were multi-point games. He finished third in OHL playoff scoring with 14 goals and 35 points in 18 games, behind his linemates Mitch Marner and Mathew Tkachuk. His London Knights have been almost unstoppable setting a OHL record with 13 straight playoff wins and haven't lost since April 1st in the first round. Keith Duggan

 

April 2016- With an excellent 2015-16 season behin