Two-way middle-six center who may be pushed to the wing at the NHL level.
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October 2020 – Chlapik has signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Senators. The deal holds is worth $735,000 in the National Hockey League and $70,000 in the American Hockey League. Chlapik will be battling for his position in the lineup but he should at least start the season in the NHL. Tony Ferrari
October 2020 – Currently on loan to the Czech league, Filip Chlapik has received a qualifying offer. He should get ample opportunity to stick with the big club once the Senators get into training camp. He is off to a good start with a goal through three games in the Czech league and all reports are that he has been doing well overall. Chlapik might not be a top-six option at the NHL level but he should be able to carve a bottom-six role but may end up being on the outside looking in with a prospect pool that just got another injection of youth. Tony Ferrari
February 2020 – Chlapik has spent a bit more than half of his year in Ottawa but hasn’t been able to truly catch on and show his skill. His play at the NHL level leaves a lot to be desired. When at the AHL level, he still hasn’t shown the promise that he once did, taking too many shifts off and producing at an inconsistent rate. He’s been passed by many other prospects in Ottawa’s system and could need a change of scenery for his development to get back on track. Chlapik is one of the very few young players that they can afford to add in a deal to sweeten a pot and increase the return. There’s no guarantee that he’s dealt, no indication has been made towards that, but it does seem feasible given the wealth of talent they currently have and the incoming talen