Filip Král

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Filip Král
Born (1999-10-20) October 20, 1999 (age 21)
Blansko, Czech Republic
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 172 lb (78 kg; 12 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Former teams
Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Marlies  (AHL)
HC Kometa Brno
NHL Draft 149th overall, 2018
Toronto Maple Leafs
Playing career 2016present

Filip Král (born October 20, 1999) is a Czech professional ice hockey player. He is currently playing for HC ZUBR Přerov of the 1st Czech Republic Hockey League (Czech.1) on loan from the Toronto Maple Leafs of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted 149th overall by the Maple Leafs in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. [1]

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Playing career

Král began playing hockey in his hometown of Blansko at the age of three. [2] In the Czech Republic Král has played within in system of HC Kometa Brno, and played 27 games with the professional club across two seasons, recording two assists. In 2017, Král was drafted in the second round, 78th overall during the CHL Import Draft by Spokane. He started the 2017–18 season with Kometa Brno, but opted out of his contract four games into the season to play in the WHL. [3] He was signed by Chiefs on October 6 and committed to play for the team during the 2017–18 season, marking the first time he would play outside of his native country. [4] During his first season in North America, Král put up 35 points in 54 games, second on team scoring for defenceman (behind only Ty Smith, who was also selected during the 2018 NHL draft). [5]

On 2 April 2020, Král was signed to a three-year, entry-level contract by the Toronto Maple Leafs. [6] On 12 August 2020, Král was assigned by the Maple Leafs to Czech second tier club, HC Přerov, on loan until the commencement of the delayed 2020–21 North American season. [7]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season TeamLeagueGP G A Pts PIM GPGAPtsPIM
2016–17 HC Kometa Brno Czech.2013461010637102
2016–17 HC Kometa Brno ELH 23022250000
2016–17 SK Horácká Slavia Třebíč Czech.1 121126
2017–18 HC Kometa BrnoELH40000
2017–18SK Horácká Slavia TřebíčCzech.130002
2017–18 Spokane Chiefs WHL 54926352450000
2018–19 Spokane ChiefsWHL4710263614120224
2019–20 Spokane ChiefsWHL531237498
2020–21 HC Přerov Czech.1728104
2020–21 HC Kometa BrnoELH48615211291564
ELH totals756172314141564
Medal record
Representing Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal icon (G initial).svg 2016 Czech Republic/Slovakia

International

YearTeamEventResultGPGAPtsPIM
2015 Czech Republic U17 7th50000
2016 Czech Republic IH18 Gold medal icon.svg50002
2017 Czech Republic WJC18 7th51120
2018 Czech Republic WJC 4th71012
2019 Czech RepublicWJC7th51012
Junior totals273146

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