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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.


Observations

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December 2020- Krutil has been named to the Czech national team for the 2021 WJHC. The 2020 fourth-round pick has looked very good thus far as he is playing meaningful minutes against some of the best the other countries have to offer. Tony Carr

December 2020- Krutil has been added to the Czech Republic preliminary roster for the 2021 WJHC. Earning a spot on this team would be huge for his development. Tony Carr

October 2020 – Krutil was drafted 110th overall by the Blackhawks. Krutil is expected to spend at least two more years in Europe before crossing the pond.  Jokke Nevalainen

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

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 2.5
Country CZE
Position D
Roster Type Junior
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth June 3, 2002
Height 6‘1”
Weight 187 lbs
Drafted 2020 Round 4; Overall: 110

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Czech Knights QC Int PW2 0 00 2|        
 2015-2016 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U1626 1 56 6|Playoffs2 1 01
  Czech Knights U14WSI U146 0 00 0|        
 2016-2017 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U1638 4 711 10|Playoffs2 0 11
  HC Letci Letnany U18Czechia U182 0 11 0|        
  Hlavni mesto Praha U15MMCR5 0 11 2|        
 2017-2018 HC Letci Letnany U16Czechia U1623 5 1318 28|        
  HC Letci Letnany U18Czechia U1828 3 69 6|        
  Czechia U16 (all)International-Jr12 0 5