Marek Hrivik

Unrestricted Free Agent
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Fantasy Summary

Two-way C who can fill out the bottom of an NHL roster.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country SVK
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 28, 1991
Height 6‘2”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

July 2018 – He signed a KHL deal with Vityaz Podolsk after gathering three points in 24 NHL games over the last three years. – Joel Henderson

Dec 2017 – Marek’s play has been tremendous. Ever since Jankowski got called up, he has solidified himself as the top offensive C on a terrific Stockton team. He is an NHL player. He looked that way in pre-season and even more so with the Heat. Flames fans remember when Derek Grant dominated the minors while struggling at the NHL level. He has two-way capabilities but will need to cross his fingers for an opportunity. He’s one of the best players in the AHL right now. – Joel Henderson

Oct 2017 – Before Jankoski’s call up, Hrivik was centering Klimchuk and Foo, making a dynamic second wave of offense. He’s looked engaged, creative and speedy. If not for the long awaited chance for Jankowski, he would most likely have been the call up. Depending on how Flames brass sees him, he could be the reason why Jankowski can move up, or he might fight for a chance himself. If he keeps playing the way he is, expect a call up and a mixture of healthy scratch and fourth line duties. – Joel Henderson

July 2017 – After a 16-game stint with the Rangers and 40-point, 56-contest campagin with their AHL affiliate in Hartford, the soon 26-year-old left wing inked a one-year minor league contract with Calgary. Kevin Wickersham

December 2016 – Hrivik had a solid start to the season in Hartford, leading the team with 17 points (8G, 9A) through the first 20 games. Marek’s strong play earned him his second NHL career call up in early December as the Rangers struggle with some injuries within their forward group. While held scoreless through his first six games with NYR he has averaged 12 minutes of ice per night in a depth forward role. The 25-year-old winger needs to make the most of this opportunity if he is to secure an NHL roster spot and provide any fantasy value. Geoff Kent

July 2015 – The Czech import forward played his third straight season with the Hartford Wolf Pack of the AHL. After a disappointing first half, where he scored only eight points in 34 games, Hrivik picked up his game in the second half and in his last 41 games racked up 24 points. He started his 2014-15 stint on the third line, but worked his way up to the second line center spot and replaced permanently the AHL veteran Chris Mueller. After his good second half Hrivik re-signed with the Rangers, and most likely will continue to develop his game in the minors however if he can maintain his form, he can earn a call-up to the big club during the season. Hrivik is a good all-around player and has got great size. He works very hard every shift and rarely make mistakes. The 24-year-old forward could be a great energy fourth line winger at NHL level who can play defense. He is a decent skater and has some offensive skills, own a quick shot and he is a good stick-handler but lacks of finishing ability. Jozsef Kurtosi

February 2014 – Hrivik, playing his second season as a professional hockey player, has been bit of a disappointment. He almost made the Rangers roster out of training camp last fall, but Rangers sent him down to the AHL. In Hartford, Hrivik hasn’t taken a step forward. He is a big, smart kid with slick passing skills and is playing top 6 minutes with powerplay time, but his point production is not there. His effective two-way game will makes him a decent NHL role player, perhaps a future third liner if he put things together after this year’s sophomore slump. Jozsef Kurtosi

April, 2013 – Hrivik is a talented winger with excellent vision and a big frame. His first full professional season was cut short due to a concussion and his struggles with consistency as well as speed remained an issue throughout. The Rangers want to see Hrivik use his body in the offensive zone to create opportunities. If he can work on his skating, he possesses the offensive talent to be a scorer at the pro-level. In 2011-12 he led the Connecticut Whale in playoff goals (five) and points with nine in nine games.


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2006-2007 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 54 26 23 49 12 |          
 2007-2008 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 8 4 5 9 54 |          
  MsHKM Zilina U20 Slovakia U20 49 17 19 36 24 |          
  Slovakia U17 WHC-17 5 2 1 3 4 |          
  Slovakia U18 WJC-18 6 1 0 1 2 |          
 2008-2009 Team Slovakia U20 Slovakia 34 8 6 14 10 |          
  Slovakia U18 WJC-18 6 2 3 5 0 |          
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 7 1 0 1 2 |          
 2009-2010 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 66 26 29 55 14 | Playoffs 21 5 12 17
  Moncton Wildcats M-Cup 3 0 1 1 0 |          
 2010-2011 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 59 38 41 79 18 | Playoffs 4 0 6 6 11 
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 6 2 0 2 2 |          
 2011-2012 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 54 29 41 70 8 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 8 1 0 1 0 | Playoffs 9 5 4 9 10 
 2012-2013 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 40 7 19 26 10 |          
 2013-2014 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 74 13 14 27 22 |          
  Slovakia WC 6 0 0 0 0 |          
  Slovakia (all) International 8 1 2 3 2 |          
 2014-2015 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 72 12 21 33 12 | Playoffs 15 3 6 9
 2015-2016 New York Rangers NHL 5 0 1 1 0 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 68 12 29 41 18 |          
 2016-2017 New York Rangers NHL 16 0 2 2 2 |          
  Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 56 16 24 40 12 |          
 2017-2018 Calgary Flames NHL 3 0 0 0 0 |          
  Stockton Heat AHL 32 11 19 30 8 |          
 2018-2019 Vityaz Podolsk KHL - - - - - |          

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