Swift skating forward who plays with jam is aggressive on the forecheck. Can add some secondary scoring while also being a threat on the penalty kill.
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January 2020 – Edmonton’s fourth-round pick in 2019 was committed to the University of Connecticut but opted to return to the Czech Republic after two seasons in the USHL instead. Playing for HC Dynamo Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga, Blümel has recorded three goals and four points in 25 games played. The young Czech also played for his country at the World Junior Championship where he recorded one goal in five games. Blümel will turn 20 in May and should still be considered a project pick at this point. Jameson Ewasiuk
June 2019 – The Oilers selected Blümel with the 100th pick in the 2019 draft. Blümel went undrafted in 2018 but saw his numbers spike in his second season with Waterloo of the USHL. Last year he recorded a solid 30 goals and 60 points in 58 games compared to the eight goals and 18 points in 50 games the season prior. The young Czech winger plays with pace and brings energy to the ice. He has good speed and can be a bit of a pest at times. Defensively, he has been utilized on the penalty kill and knows how to create short handed chances. Blümel is off to the University of Connecticut next season and will likely need two or three years there before being close to pro ready. Jameson Ewasiuk