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Fantasy Summary

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.0
NHL Certainty 4.0
Country CZE
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth May 30, 2000
Height 6‘0”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 100

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2013-2014 HC Dynamo Pardubice U16Czech U163 0 00 2|        
  Pardubicky kraj U15ODM6 2 13 2|        
 2014-2015 HC Dynamo Pardubice U16Czech U1638 17 1936 24|Playoffs5 1 12
 2015-2016 HC Dynamo Pardubice U16Czech U1626 31 1445 8|Playoffs5 0 44
  HC Dynamo Pardubice U18Czech U1817 9 1019 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr20 8 917 16|        
 2016-2017 HC Dynamo Pardubice U18Czech U1825 31 1950 26|Playoffs6 3 14
  HC Dynamo Pardubice U20Czech U203 1 23 2|        
  Czech Republic U17WHC-175 0 11 2|        
  Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr13 3 14 0|        
 2017-2018 Czech Republic U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 22 0|        
  Waterloo Black HawksUSHL50 8 1018 10|Playoffs2 0 00
  Czech Republic U18WJC-187 2 24 6|        
  Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr20 6 713 6|        
 2018-2019 Waterloo Black HawksUSHL58 30 3060 22|Playoffs4 3 14
  Czech Republic U19 (all)International-Jr7 3 47 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr5 1 01 0|        
  Czech Republic U19WJAC-196 2 46 0|        
 2019-2020 HC Dynamo Pardubice U20DHL SuperCup2 2 24 0|        
  HC Dynamo PardubiceCzech31 4 15 18|        
  Czech Republic U20WJC-205 1 01 0|        
  Czech Republic U20 (all)International-Jr13 3 36 2|        
 2020-2021 HC Dynamo PardubiceCzech4 0 22 0|        

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