Filip Chytil

New York Rangers
Jim McIsaac

Fantasy Summary

Skilled and very fast forward with competitive fire. Could be a draft-day coup.

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 10
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth September 5, 1999
Height 6‘2”
Weight 190 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 1; Overall: 21


February 2019 – After just a single season in the AHL, Chytil made his transition to the NHL and has been on a steady pace since October. His hot-streak in November turned out to be just a flash in the pan, from a broad look at his production, however his consistency is an excellent sign for the future. His NHL certainty has been upgraded to the maximum, while his upside remains unchanged. Brayden Olafson

November 2018 – The kid is hot! After tallying only three assists in his first 17 games as a Ranger, Chytil has gone four consecutive contests with a goal. Recently he’s been getting deployment on the Rangers’ first four-forward power play unit. The team is on a roll and the production that we expected from the 19-year-old is finally coming into fruition. He’ll have to keep it up for the next few weeks to be considered a bona fide top-six forward but it’s a positive sign that he’s now on the right track.  Brayden Olafson

September 2018 – After an outstanding rookie campaign in North America with the Hartford Wolfpack, Chytil enters fall training camp with his sights set on a full-time NHL role with the Rangers. As one of the youngest players in his draft class, Chytil certainly made a surprising impact in one of the toughest leagues on the globe. At a glance, there appears to be an ideal spot in the Rangers’ top-9 for him, but not all Rangers pundits believe he should start the year with the Blueshirts. If Rangers brass are of the same mindset as Kevin Power, and Chytil does in fact start the year with the Wolfpack, it likely won’t be long before the team is itching for some of his dynamic skill in the NHL lineup. Brayden Olafson

December 2017 — Chytil had an impressive training camp in New York as he won the Lars-Erik Sjoberg award for the Rangers top rookie as selected by the media.  The strong training camp resulted in Chytil making the Rangers opening night roster where he skated briefly in two games before being sent down to the Hartford Wolfpack.  Being the youngest player to skate in the AHL since 1974, Chytil produced 12 points (5G, 7A) in his first 15 games including a four-point night against Lehigh Valley on Oct 28th.  Chytil has since been loaned to the Czech U20 team for the upcoming world junior championships where he is expected to be one of his countries offensive leaders.  Geoff Kent

July 2017 – An extremely fast, smooth and powerful skater, Chytil accelerates quickly getting to full speed in relatively few strides. This is evident in a full range of on ice-situations – from breakaways to scrappy puck battles. Maintains balance and difficult to knock off the puck even in physical, thick traffic. Flat-out hustles all over the ice, and his slippery speed helps him race to loose pucks and establish position smartly in the offensive and defensive zones where his grit usually gives him the advantage. Increased muscle will advance his physical game further. An effective, intuitive playmaker who uses the threat of a heavy, hard wrister to draw defenders, opening passing lanes and distributing to teammates in stride. Excels at getting in opponents’ faces on defense, forcing hurried mistakes and turnovers that he can turn into scoring opportunities with his speed and playmaking skill. This translates well on the penalty kill. Still just 17-years-old, he impressed at Rangers Developmental Camp scoring two goals in the opening day scrimmage only four days after the Entry Draft. Chytil has performed well in international competition, averaging a point-per-game for the Czech squad at the most recent U-18 World Championships. Kevin Wickersham


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Berani Zlin U16 Czech U16 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Zlinsky kraj U15 MMCR 5 1 0 1 0 |          
 2013-2014 Berani Zlin U16 Czech U16 24 11 10 21 8 | Playoffs 3 1 1 2
  Zlinsky kraj U15 ODM 6 3 3 6 2 |          
 2014-2015 Berani Zlin U16 Czech U16 25 30 18 48 16 | Playoffs 5 4 6 10
  Berani Zlin U18 Czech U18 19 6 3 9 10 |          
  Berani Zlin U16 Final tournament 3 2 2 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 2 |          
 2015-2016 Berani Zlin U18 Czech U18 30 28 22 50 8 |          
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 20 5 3 8 4 |          
 2016-2017 Berani Zlin U20 Czech U20 2 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 1 0 0 0
  Berani Zlin Czech 38 4 4 8 16 | Relegation 2 1 1 2
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 3 1 4 0 |          
  Czech Republic U18 WJC-18 5 2 3 5 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 19 6 7 13 10 |          
 2017-2018 New York Rangers NHL 9 1 2 3 4 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 46 11 20 31 6 |          
  Czech Republic U20 WJC-20 7 2 2 4 0 |          
  Czech Republic U20 (all) International-Jr 15 5 6 11 2 |          
  Czech Republic EHT 6 2 1 3 2 |          
  Czech Republic WC 7 1 1 2 2 |          
  Czech Republic (all) International 13 3 2 5 4 |          
 2018-2019 New York Rangers NHL 75 11 12 23 8 |