|Dmitrij Jaškin. Photo: hokej.cz.|
|David Musil. Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, theprovince.com.|
While the 2011 crop of Czechs won't approach 2001 numbers, it is reasonably safe to say there won't be another shutout of domestic players, as many forecasters have predicted that Jaškin will be taken late in the first round. Daniel Přibyl of Sparta Praha, who was taken by Cherepovets in last month's KHL draft, is pegged to go somewhere in the middle rounds, with Mladá Boleslav's Tomáš Hyka being seen as a possible late-round pick.
Below are the European-based, draft-eligible Czechs, according to their rankings. Of the listed players, only Jaškin and Plzeň's Jakub Jeřábek played full-time in the Extraliga in 2010-11.
5. Dmitrij Jaškin right wing Slavia Praha
46. Daniel Přibyl centre Sparta Praha
47. Tomáš Hyka right wing Mladá Boleslav
56. Štěpán Jeník defence Slavia Praha
57. Lukáš Sedlák centre České Budějovice
77. Jakub Jeřábek defence Plzeň
79. Lukáš Králík centre Olomouc
86. Tomáš Pavelka defence Vítkovice
88. Václav Tomek right wing Slavia Praha
95. Petr Holík centre Zlín
96. Adam Řehák right wing Vítkovice
100. Michael Švihálek left wing České Budějovice
101. Dušan Žovinec defence Sparta Praha
125. Vojtěch Zadražil defence Jihlava
129. Tomáš Rousek útočník České Budějovice
Of the Czech players in North America, Musil is currently projected to be taken somewhere in the second round. Matěj Stránský could also be a mid-round pick, while Dominik Uher and Bohumil Jank could be taken late.
38. David Musil defence Vancouver (WHL)
136. Matěj Stránský right wing Saskatoon (WHL)
162. Dominik Uher centre Spokane (WHL)
181. Bohumil Jank defence Victoriaville (QMJHL)
The International Scouting Services ranks goaltenders separately. Among European goalkeepers, Jarolsav Pavelka is ranked third, and has an outside chance at being drafted. He played last season at the starší dorost level, and was impressive at the Five Nations Tournament in his hometown of Hradec Králové. In Dresden at the U18 World Championships, Pavelka backed up Matěj Machovský, who is ranked 10th among eligible netminders in North America.
Ranked Czech goaltenders in Europe:
3. Jaroslav Pavelka Hradec Králové
10. Marek Mazanec Plzeň
Ranked Czech goaltenders in North America:
11. Matěj Machovský Brampton (OHL)
13. David Honzík Victoriaville (QMJHL)
15. Tadeáš Galanský Saginaw (OHL)
Rankings were compiled by International Scouting Services, and were acquired via hockeysfuture.com, nhl.com, and hokej.cz.