Team: Dallas Stars
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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.


Observations

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May 2023 – Matej Blumel had a strong training camp for the Dallas Stars, as he made it to the final round of cuts. Though he did not make the Opening Day roster, he had a really good start for the Texas Stars. This earned him a call up not long after, where he would score his first NHL goal during his second game of a six-game stretch. He would later be sent back down, where has been a scoring weapon for the Texas Stars. – Taylor Newby

May 2023 – Blumel did indeed sign as a free agent – by the Dallas Stars. His AHL debut was fantastic, kicking off his North American debut season with a seven-game points streak (11 points). He was called up in November for a six-game stint and given sheltered minutes. Possession metrics indicate that there is still quite a bit of work to do in terms of his defense. Still very young, and definitely worth keeping an eye on. – Dobber

April 2022 – Blümel represented his country Czechia in Men’s Worlds in Tampere, Finland. He was a steady top-6-player and one of the leading forwards for his country. He notched 4 goals and 4 assists in 10 games. His great speed and good production were very promising and I believe he’s going to get signed as he’s an UFA now, after Edmonton didn’t sign him. I see Blümel as a potential 3rd liner for some NHL team. Eetu Siltanen

October 2020 – It is early in the season but Blümel is off to a good start with HC Dynamo of the Czech league where he has recorded two assists in four games compared to the five points in 31 games last year. The young Czech winger is a project at this point and along way from being considered for an NHL role. It was likely to be a couple more seasons before Edmonton knows what they have in this player. Jameson Ewasiuk

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 6.8
NHL Certainty 5.5
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 U16Czechia U163 0 00 2|        
  Pardubicky kraj U15ODM6 2 13 2|        
 2014-2015 HC Dynamo Pardubice U16Czechia U1638 17 1936 24|Playoffs5 1 12
 2015-2016 HC Dynamo Pardubice U16Czechia U1626 31 1445 8|Playoffs5 0 44
  HC Dynamo Pardubice U18Czechia U1817 9 1019 2|Playoffs1 0 00
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr19 7 916 14|        
 2016-2017 HC Dynamo Pardubice U18Czechia U1825 31 1950 26|Playoffs6 3 14
  HC Dynamo Pardubice U20Czechia U203 1 23 2|        
  Czechia U17WHC-175 0 11 2|        
  Czechia U17 (all)International-Jr13 3 14 0|        
 2017-2018 Czechia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 0 22 0|        
  Waterloo Black HawksUSHL50 8 1018 10|Playoffs2 0 00
  Czechia U18WJC-187 2 24 6|        
  Czechia U18 (all)International-Jr20 6 713 6|        
 2018-2019 Waterloo Black HawksUSHL58 30 3060 22|Playoffs4 3 14
  Czechia U19 (all)International-Jr7 3 47 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr5 1 01 0|        
  Czechia U19WJAC-196 2 46 0|        
 2019-2020 HC Dynamo Pardubice U20DHL SuperCup2 2 24 0|        
  HC Dynamo PardubiceCzechia31 4 15 18|        
  Czechia U20WJC-205 1 01 0|        
  Czechia U20 (all)International-Jr13 3 36 2|        
 2020-2021 HC Dynamo PardubiceCzechia49 17 1532 6|Playoffs8 2 24
  CzechiaWC5 1 01 0|        
  Czechia (all)International16 5 49 0|        
  Czechia EHT3 2 02 0|        
 2021-2022 HC Dynamo PardubiceCzechia49 12 1224 8|Playoffs5 0 00
  Czechia EHT11 2 46 0|        
  CzechiaWC10 4 48 0|        
  Czechia (all)International27 9 918 2|        
 2022-2023 Dallas StarsNHL6 1 01 0|        
  Texas StarsAHL58 19 2544 6|Playoffs6 0 11
 2023-2024 Texas StarsAHL72 31 3162 37|        

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