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Fantasy Summary

Two-way middle-six center who may be pushed to the wing at the NHL level.


Observations

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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 talent in the form of draft picks. Chlapik’s days as a valued prospect in this organization could be coming to an end because of a stagnant development and younger players pushing past him on the organizational depth chart. Tony Ferrari

November 2019 – Having spent most of his season with the Ottawa Senators, Chlapik has become a useful piece, often in the bottom-six, providing some depth scoring all while learning and continuing to develop at the NHL level. He is far from a finished product but Senators’ management should be telling him to get a place of his own in Ottawa as he is likely to spend the year, or at least most of it, with the big club. His production should become more consistent as the year wears on and Chlapik becomes more comfortable in the NHL. Tony Ferrari

September 2019 – Chlapik makes the Senators roster to start the season, playing on Pageau’s left-wing to start the year. His role will be limited to start the year as he starts on the fourth line. He put together a decent preseason and he seems to have a role on the team. With the team in such a flux, Chlapik is expected to play up and down the lineup over the course of the season. Tony Ferrari

May 2019 – Having finished his second campaign in Belleville, Chlapik saw a dip in his numbers offensively. Although possessing the size required to be successful, Chlapik has yet to find a way to have a similar offensive impact to what he had in the QMJHL. At this stage, he will most likely start next season in Belleville once again. He projects to be a depth player in the organization, offering little in the form of peripherals. Jordan Deshane

June 2018 – Chlapik lived up to the high expectations he set following his outstanding final junior year in his rookie debut. He led the Baby Sens in scoring despite playing just 52 games, racking up 11 goals and 21 helpers. As the top scorer on the farm team, it’s no surprise to see that he saw time with the big club. Chlapik suited up for 20 games, averaging 10 minute of ice time scoring once and posting a trio of assists. One area that he can stand to improve is in the faceoff circle as demonstrated by his deployment, 64.8 oZS% and his 45.5% success rate. With the impending rebuild coming, look for Chlapik to be a permanent fixture in Ottawa as early as October. Brad Phillips

November 2017 – Chlapik has worked hard at rounding out his game and is turning into the kind of power forward the Senators envisioned when they selected him. He’s shown that he has had no trouble adjusting to life as a pro as his team leading nine points and seven assists can attest in his first 16 pro games. He’s been on an upward trajectory for the past year culminating in his first NHL game earlier this season where he recorded an assist on his first shift. Don’t be surprised if Chlapik only needs a season or less of AHL time before he’s ready for full-time NHL duty. Brad Phillips

February 2017 – Since the calendar flipped to 2017, Chlapik has been on an absolute tear for the high-scoring Charlottetown Islanders. In the 18 games he’s played in the new year, the Czech has 10 goals and 26 helpers, good for 2.00 ppg. Almost as impressive is the shot generation, averaging four shots per game in the span. Sprinkled in that stretch have been two four-point efforts and five three-point games. Chlapik has surged up the QMJHL scoring leaders with 30 goals and 50 assists in 44 games. He’s ranked third in the league in points, first in points per game, 15th in goals, fifth in assists, third in power-play goals, 15th in power-play assists and eighth in shots. All in all, Chlapik has been a beast this year. Brad Phillips

December 2016 – No doubt thanks in large part to the fact that Chlapik has been hanging around the top of the QMJHL scoring race, Ottawa has signed its 2015 second-rounder to a three-year, entry-level deal. After a down draft season, Chlapik has taken his game to another level. In 26 games with Charlottetown, the centreman has 20 goals and another 24 helpers. He’s also the owner of the longest point streak in the Q this season at 21 games. Chlapik, with his new contract in tow, will get a chance to show the rest of the world what he can do, as he’ll suit up for Team Czech Republic at the world junior hockey championship. Brad Phillips

November 2016 – Who saw this coming? One month into his third QMJHL season, the Czech sits atop the scoring lead with 16 goals and 13 assists in 16 games. He’s been a one-man shooting gallery, generating 94 shots, 15 more than any other player in the league. After Francis Perron won league MVP honours in 2015-16, another Senators prospect has thrown his hat into the ring in the early going.  Brad Phillips

October 2016 – Chlapik has been named second start of the week in the QMJHL. It was a great week for the Charlottetown Islander, scoring five goals and adding three assists in three games, including his second career hat trick. Brad Phillips

September 2016 – As Ottawa begins to pare down it’s roster, Chlapik was one of the unlucky ones getting sent back to Charlottetown for his third QMJHL season. He wasn’t able to show much in the way of offense in his one and only pre-season game against Buffalo, but did show some skills in the face-off circle winning seven of eight draws. Brad Phillips

June 2016 – It’s fair to say that Chlapik suffered through the dreaded sophomore slump in 2015-16. While he equalled his previous year’s assist total with 42, of greater concern was the precipitous decline in goals out of the second year centre, seeing a drop from 33 in 14-15 to just 12 this year. If there’s a silver lining it’s that his play improved upon returning from the WJC having been reunited with Daniel Sprong. Already boasting what his coach describes as “unbelievable” hockey IQ, Chlapik needs to get stronger and quicker in order to take his game to the next level and, to his credit, he has made a more concerted effort to put in the work off the ice needed to get there. Brad Phillips

December 2015 – Chlapik had been selected to team Czech Republic for the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship. His season has had a disappointing season thus far, as has the entire Charlottetown Islanders team, having scored only six goals all season after racking up 33 last year. He will be one of the players looked upon to lead the offensive charge. Brad Phillips

June 2015 – Taken by the Sens in the second round, Chlapik joins a team deep in young forwards. So look for him to take at least four years to make the show. Still some untapped offensive potential. Dobber

June 2015 – The Czech forward, selected 11th overall in the 2014 CHL import draft, took his talents to Prince Edward Island where the draft eligible center finished second on his team in scoring in the regular season and fourth on his season in the playoffs. After the playoff run the Czech born forward went home to dress up for his team at the U18 where he was held pointless in three games. Chlapik makes his trade as a playmaker, his high IQ helps him on both the offensive and defensive end on the ice as he seems to have the ability to see what will happen next. While the mental game of Chlapik is very good his skating is generously described as below average due to his choppy stride. When it comes to the physical game one might expect Chlapik to win more battles than not looking at him however he doesn’t often engage physically and when he does is easily outcompeted. Benjamin Gallant

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth June 3, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 196 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 2; Overall: 48

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 HC Letnany U16Czech U168 2 46 2|        
 2011-2012 Bili Tygri Liberec U16Czech U1635 27 3158 14|        
  Bili Tygri Liberec U18Czech U188 1 45 2|        
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15ODM- - -- -|        
 2012-2013 Bili Tygri Liberec U16Czech U1618 9 2029 8|Playoffs5 1 23
  Bili Tygri Liberec U18Czech U1843 19 3150 12|Playoffs5 3 14
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr17 6 915 6|        
 2013-2014 HC Sparta Praha U18Czech U185 1 78 2|Playoffs3 2 13
  HC Sparta Praha U20Czech U2038 16 1935 22|Playoffs7 3 36
  HC Stadion LitomericeCzech21 0 00 0|        
  Czech Republic U17WHC-175 1 12 2|        
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr22 6 814 18|        
  Czech Republic U18WJC-187 0 11 2|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr9 2 13 4|        
 2014-2015 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL64 33 4275 42|Playoffs9 1 89 10 
  Czech Republic U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 1 45 2|        
  Czech Republic U18WJC-183 0 00 2|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr8 1 45 4|        
 2015-2016 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL52 12 4254 50|Playoffs5 1 12
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 0 00 2|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr11 3 36 12|        
 2016-2017 Charlottetown IslandersQMJHL57 34 5791 98|Playoffs13 5 1419 27 
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 2 13 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr7 3 14 4|        
 2017-2018 Ottawa SenatorsNHL20 1 34 4|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL52 11 2132 47|        
  Czech RepublicEHT6 0 00 10|        
  Czech Republic (all)International6 0 00 10|        
 2018-2019 Ottawa SenatorsNHL5 1 01 4|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL57 16 1834 28|        
 2019-2020 Ottawa SenatorsNHL31 3 36 10|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL37 10 1222 49|        
 2020-2021 HC Sparta PrahaCzech3 1 01 8|        
  Belleville SenatorsAHL- - -- -|        

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