Michael Krutil

2020 NHL Draft
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Fantasy Summary

Krutil is a strong, physical two-way defenseman. He is mostly a defensive defenseman with good size and strong defensive capabilities.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.0
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 3, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

June 2020 – Krutil is a two-way defenseman that I see developing into more of a defensive defenseman as he progresses in coming seasons. He is a solid skater, who is really smooth in his own zone and can skate out of trouble if necessary. Those troubles do not happen very often as he is the type of player who rather goes the safe route instead of playing a more risky defensive game.

His passing is very good and he can get the puck out of the zone to forwards safely and with ease. He is also a player that likes to get physical and he can lay a good hit if he thinks it’s the correct decision to make in that situation. Krutil doesn’t have a strong offensive upside, so I wouldn’t expect things to get much better in the offensive part of his game. He has a nice heavy shot, but he doesn’t use it often.

He played a pure top-four defensive defenseman role on Sparta Prague’s under-20 team this season. Therefore his offensive numbers don’t scream much. He scored three goals and added two assists for a total of five points in 19 games. He got a taste of professional hockey with HC Litomerice in Czech second-tier league. He played only around 12-13 minutes a night on average in those eight games he played, and he had one assist. He also made his Czech Extraliga debut with Sparta Prague.  Samuel Tirpak


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Czech Knights QC Int PW 2 0 0 0 2 |          
 2015-2016 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 26 1 5 6 6 | Playoffs 2 1 0 1
  Czech Selects U14 WSI U14 6 0 0 0 0 |          
 2016-2017 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 38 4 7 11 10 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
  HC Letnany U18 Czech U18 2 0 1 1 0 |          
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15 MMCR 5 0 1 1 2 |          
 2017-2018 HC Letnany U16 Czech U16 23 5 13 18 28 |          
  HC Letnany U18 Czech U18 28 3 6 9 6 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 12 0 5 5 4 |          
 2018-2019 HC Sparta Praha U20 Czech U19 22 1 2 3 4 |          
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 0 0 0 0 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 6 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 HC Sparta Praha U20 DHL Cup 19 3 2 5 12 |          
  HC Sparta Praha Czech 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 8 0 1 1 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 9 0 1 1 2 |          
 2020-2021 HC Stadion Litomerice Czech2 - - - - - |          

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