Peter Cehlárik

Boston Bruins
VLADIMÍR KOLÁČEK

Fantasy Summary

Cehlárik’s upside is that of a depth forward in the NHL, capable of contributing on offense when given the opportunity. He has a decent shot and offensive instincts, but lacks the skating ability and high-end skill to take the next step as a point producer.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 7
Country SVK
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 2, 1995
Height 6‘2”
Weight 203 lbs
Drafted 2013 Round 3; Overall: 90

Observations

April 2019 – After being sent back down to the AHL, Cehlárik finished with nine points in his last 14 games for the Bruins, helping them sneak into the Calder Cup Playoffs. One of his team’s most consistent players this year, the young Slovak’s longest streak without a point is just three games. He also added 114 shots on goal for a below-average Providence team. He will likely be one of the front-runners to land a full time NHL gig next year, however Boston will find themselves in a similar position come 2019-2020 – too many mouths to feed. Chris Mazza

 

March 2019 – Cehlárik has managed six points in 14 NHL games since his late January call up. He was technically assigned to Providence at the end of February, but was brought back to Boston as an emergency recall before he was able to play another AHL game. Cehlárik’s NHL production translates to a full-season pace of 30+ points, which he managed with just 13 minutes of ice time each game. He also saw an average of over one minute on the powerplay each game, and is rounding into a very effective depth player for Boston. The Bruins fortified their forward depth at the trade deadline this year, so Cehlárik will likely be sent back to Providence once Sean Kuraly returns to action. Chris Mazza

 

January 2019 – After his recent NHL call-up, Cehlárik has produced three points in two games while playing with David Krejci and Jake DeBrusk on the Bruins second line. He has been the most consistent forward in Providence this year and in finally being rewarded for his efforts. Boston has struggled to find consistency from its multitude of second-line wingers this season, but Cehlárik has an opportunity to buck that trend as his size and versatility are already paying dividends in the NHL. He is aggressive on the forecheck and is winning battles in front of the net, which is opening up opportunities for his linemates and should earn him an extended look in the Bruins’ top-six. Chris Mazza

 
November 2018 – Cehlárik is off to a good start in Providence, registering nine points in 14 games to begin the year. What is more impressive is the manner in which he has produced thus far, with separate point streaks of both three and six games. It is this kind of consistency that should earn him another NHL opportunity this season, but with so many young Bruins out to prove their value, he will have plenty of competition for a promotion. Of note, Cehlárik has only managed to score a single goal this year while shooting at 4.2%, well below his AHL average of 14.7%. Perhaps a surge in goals is to be expected in the near future as he inches closer to becoming a point-per-game player in the minors. Chris Mazza
 

October 2018 – Cehlárik had a strong training camp, but was ultimately sent down to Providence to begin the season. After solid production in the AHL over the last two campaigns, to go along with occasional NHL action, Cehlárik was sent down as a result of the Bruins’ depth on the wing. To begin the year, he has seen time on the first line in Providence, which may ultimately be better for his long-term development than the limited ice time he would see in Boston. It would have been nice to see the former third-round pick crack the NHL roster in his third training camp, but he should still see a handful of games as an injury replacement throughout the year. If Cehlárik is not able to earn full-time work with the Bruins this time next year, it will be time to question whether he will have any fantasy value at all moving forward. Chris Mazza

 

September 2017 – Cehlárik is ready for the start of training camp after off-season shoulder surgery put his availability in doubt. If he doesn’t get off to a slow start, and his post-surgery conditioning is good, he should be squarely in the running for a spot on the Bruins this season. Cehlárik is one of the more NHL-ready Bruins’ prospects and has already seen 11 NHL games and recorded two assists. Mike DroverSeptember 2017 – Cehlárik is ready for the start of training camp after off-season shoulder surgery put his availability in doubt. If he doesn’t get off to a slow start, and his post-surgery conditioning is good, he should be squarely in the running for a spot on the Bruins this season. Cehlárik is one of the more NHL-ready Bruins’ prospects and has already seen 11 NHL games and recorded two assists. Mike Drover

September 2017 – Former third round pick, Peter Cehlarik, is expected to be ready for training camp this season after a nasty shoulder injury derailed his rookie season for the AHL Bruins. Cehlarik, like Heinen, had an extended look with the Bruins last season but also didn’t manage much production. He did however have much more luck with that in the AHL where he potted 20 goals and added 18 assists in 49 games. Cehlarik has NHL size and he’s got a lot of talent, but he’s had a couple big injuries now in a very short professional career and that has to be worrisome for the Bruins organization. Unless Cehlarik dazzles in camp I expect him to start with Providence. A hot start or some early season injuries on the big club and Cehlarik will be one of the first to get the call. Mike Drover 

November 2016 – Cehlarik has followed up his successful training camp with a great start to the year for the Providence Bruins. Cehlarik is leading the team in points per game, but his shooting percentage is unsustainable at nearly 20%. Expect Cehlarik to slow his production slightly, particularly in goals, but this hot streak is certainly nice for his confidence. Mike Drover 

October 2016 – Cehlarik has been released from training camp and will report to the Providence Bruins of the AHL. While this is obviously a disappointment for the third year pro, he did impress in camp. Cehlarik may have a look with the Bruins this season if they get hit with the injury bug, but he is still a year or two away. –Mike Drover

June 2016 – This past year was a successful one for Peter Cehlarik. Cehlarik scored 11 goals and nine assists for Lulua HF during the regular schedule, and three goals and two assists in a deep SHL playoff run. Cehlarik parlayed his strong performance into a three-year entry level contract with the Bruins early in the offseason. Cehlarik has good size and has potential as a solid mid-line winger with a scoring touch. Still, it is unlikely Cehlarik sees any playing time with the Bruins this season. Michael Drover

February 2015 – Cehlarik’s play has improved tremendously in his second year with Lulea in Sweden. He’s among the team leaders with 17 points though 38 games – a huge improvement from the four points he tallied in a full season last year. He also had a positive World Junior tournament, helping Slovakia win the bronze. He’s still a few years away from playing in North America, but the Bruins have to happy with his progress thus far. Michael Boeckler

December 2013 – Though only 18 and likely a few years away from playing in the NHL, Cehlarik will have an opportunity to show the Bruins scouts his leadership skills at this year’s World Junior tournament playing for Team Slovakia. He performed well at last year’s Under 18 tournament with seven points in six games. Cehlarik is a big and smart player who has drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar but he could stand to improve his skating slightly. Michael Boeckler

June 2013 – Cehlárik is a big forward with a powerful skating stride often using his strength to shield the puck from opposing checkers. His skating needs work but he cuts to the net with authority and shows a good ability to make moves in tight. The Slovakian winger reads the ice well and executes passes with accuracy showing that he can contribute in several offensive areas. Playing for Luleå in the SuperElit J200, Cehlárik found the scoresheet 37 times in 36 games and recorded six points in eight games for the big club in the Elitserien (SHL). At the 2013 U18 WHC, Cehlárik represented his home nation and finished as Slovakia’s top scorer with seven points in a half dozen games, including two goals. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 1 0 0 0 0 |          
 2009-2010 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 28 4 4 8 4 |          
  MsHK Zilina U18 B Slovakia U18 2 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2010-2011 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 40 15 18 33 8 |          
  MsHK Zilina U18 B Slovakia U18 2 2 2 0 2 2 |          
 2011-2012 MsHKM Zilina U18 Slovakia U18 6 6 2 8 16 |          
  Luleå HF J18 J18 Elit 12 8 8 16 0 |          
  Luleå HF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 12 7 7 14 0 | Playoffs 4 2 0 2
  Luleå HF J20 SuperElit 8 2 2 4 2 | Playoffs 1 3 0 3
  Slovakia U17 (all) International-Jr 5 0 3 3 0 |          
 2012-2013 Luleå HF J18 J18 Elit 4 5 4 9 0 |          
  Luleå HF J18 J18 Allsvenskan 6 3 5 8 0 |          
  Luleå HF J20 SuperElit 38 17 20 37 10 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1
  Luleå HF SHL 8 3 3 6 0 | Playoffs 6 1 0 1
  Slovakia U18 WJC-18 6 2 5 7 0 |          
  Slovakia U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Slovakia U18 (all) International-Jr 11 4 5 9 8 |          
 2013-2014 Luleå HF ET 2 0 0 0 2 |          
  Luleå HF J20 SuperElit 4 5 2 7 0 |          
  Luleå HF SHL 32 2 2 4 4 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Asplöven HC Allsvenskan 18 5 8 13 6 |          
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 5 0 3 3 2 |          
  Slovakia U20 (all) International-Jr 8 3 2 5 6 |          
 2014-2015 Luleå HF Champions HL 12 2 3 5 2 |          
  Luleå HF J20 SuperElit 1 0 0 0 0 |          
  Luleå HF SHL 46 6 13 19 6 | Playoffs 8 1 1 2
  Slovakia U20 WJC-20 7 2 1 3 6 |          
  Slovakia U20 (all) International-Jr 8 4 4 8 0 |          
  Slovakia (all) International 6 0 1 1 0 |          
 2015-2016 Luleå HF SHL 46 11 9 20 4 | Playoffs 11 3 2 5
  Luleå HF Champions HL 7 4 1 5 0 |          
  Slovakia WC 5 1 0 1 2 |          
  Slovakia (all) International 12 3 2 5 2 |          
 2016-2017 Boston Bruins NHL 11 0 2 2 0 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 49 20 18 38 20 | Playoffs 2 0 1 1
 2017-2018 Boston Bruins NHL 6 1 1 2 2 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 35 11 12 23 10 | Playoffs 3 2 0 2
 2018-2019 Boston Bruins NHL 20 4 2 6 6 |          
  Providence Bruins AHL 53 12 26 38 14 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1
 2019-2020 Providence Bruins AHL - - - - - |          

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