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Undersized winger with great speed and overall mobility who can create offense off the rush. Will need to add strength and diversify his attack but could grow into a playmaking winger capable of handling middle-six minutes in the NHL.


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September 2022 – Ciernik spent most of last season playing for Södertälje’s J20 team, notching an impressive 47 points in 43 games to lead all 2023 draft eligibles playing in the J20 Nationell. He also played 11 games in the Allsvenskan but was held off the scoresheet in his first real taste of pro hockey. He represented his country at the 2021 Hlinka Gretzky Cup as a late ’04 birth date, notching an impressive seven points in five games.

Ciernik is a very shifty winger with excellent skating ability who can keep defenders on their heels with his speed. While he’s not the most offensively gifted player in the class, he can beat defenders and make plays happen at high speeds – a skill that should help him translate his game to the next level. He possesses great vision and playmaking ability but is still a little too rush-focused and could better utilize his skillset to create off of extended possessions. Ciernik is undersized at just 5-10, but he plays bigger and doesn’t shy away from contact. I’m still not 100% sold on Ciernik’s high-end offensive skill, but I hope he proves me wrong and displays great offensive production throughout the season. Eetu Siltanen

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country SVK
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth October 8, 2004
Height 5‘10”
Weight 179 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Czech Knights QC Int PW2 0 00 0|        
 2018-2019 Flemingsbergs IK U16U16 Div.120 8 1220 10|        
 2019-2020 Flemingsbergs IK U16U16 Div.120 30 2656 41|        
  Flemingsbergs IK U16U16 SM3 2 24 2|        
  Flemingsbergs IK J18J18 Div.133 33 2255 36|Qualification2 1 01
  Flemingsbergs IKDivision 21 1 12 0|        
 2020-2021 Södertälje SK J18J18 Region3 0 33 0|        
  Södertälje SK J20J20 Nationell10 2 57 4|        
  Södertälje SKHockeyAllsvenskan1 0 00 0|        
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