Michal Gut

2020 NHL Draft

Fantasy Summary

A sturdy center who plays the game with an edge at times. Gut has a good shot and solid vision on the ice but his skating can be laborious at times.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 1.5
Country CZE
Position C
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 16, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted No

Observations

December 2019 – Gut was among the first cuts for the Czech junior team heading into the World Juniors. This could be due to his injury but he was going to be in tough when it came to making the teams as it was. Tony Ferrari

December 2019 – The Everett Silvertips center has been an excellent addition since joining the team as their Import Draft selection this past year. He has stepped into their top-six and done his job from day one. He is one of the younger players in this draft class as he won’t turn 18 until mid-August. He is an average skater who can generate speed if given the time and space but can often resort to a slow and heavy stride late in shifts far too frequently. He has excellent vision in the offensive zone, reading the play well ahead of it happening and often spotting teammates trailing on the rush. His high IQ helps mitigates his average skating, making it less of a weakness but he could stand to work on his stride as he develops. His shot is inconsistent but has the potential to be a plus tool in his arsenal as he has shown a quick release with the puck jumping off his stick into the top corner of the net. Gut is able to affect that game with his willingness to engage physically on both the forecheck and backcheck and his timely ability to take the puck away just before it seems to find a dangerous area. Effort is sometimes a concern in his own end but as he’s become more comfortable in the WHL, he’s been more consistent in that facet of the game as well. With middle-six upside at the next level, Gut should garner plenty of interest come draft time. He was injured just prior to leaving for the Czech Republic’s selection camp so his odds of making the World Junior squad for the host nation are an even longer shot that before the injury. If Gut can find his way onto the squad, he will likely play a bottom-six role, which he could excel in with his style of play as a depth scorer. Tony Ferrari


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Pirati Chomutov U16 Czech U16 2 2 1 3 2 |          
 2016-2017 Pirati Chomutov U16 Czech U16 36 21 19 40 26 |          
  Pirati Chomutov U18 Czech U18 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Ustecky kraj U15 MMCR 6 2 5 7 14 |          
 2017-2018 Pirati Chomutov U16 Czech U16 19 19 19 38 10 | Playoffs 4 1 2 3 16 
  Pirati Chomutov U18 Czech U18 33 19 21 40 18 |          
  Czech Republic U16 (all) International-Jr 17 6 4 10 10 |          
 2018-2019 Pirati Chomutov U20 Czech U19 33 14 20 34 26 | Playoffs 5 3 1 4
  Piráti Chomutov Czech 10 0 0 0 2 | Relegation 2 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U17 EYOF 3 0 1 1 0 |          
  Piráti Chomutov Czech Q - - - - - | Qualification 2 0 0 0
  Czech Republic U17 WHC-17 5 1 0 1 6 |          
  Czech Republic U17 (all) International-Jr 25 5 13 18 16 |          
 2019-2020 Everett Silvertips WHL 51 13 23 36 38 |          
  Czech Republic U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 3 1 4 2 |          
  Czech Republic U18 (all) International-Jr 7 4 3 7 4 |          

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