Country: Czech Republic
Position: Right Wing
Team: Vancouver Giants
Scouting Report: The Czech import suffered a bit of overexposure as he had an ordinary regular season compared to expectations after having a great rookie year last season .. came alive in the playoffs and Memorial Cup posting more than a point per game and often looked dominant on shifts .. a great skater who has that extra separation gear to blow by defenders .. uses his speed and low center of gravity to throw effective checks .. does not get phased when the game gets physical .. a pk threat with his speed .. a smooth winger who finds ways to get around guys with slick moves, banks, and redirections .. not a powerful player by any means, but can muster up the strength to shield the puck and work his way to the net from time to time .. plays with Rabbit and Lucic and is a nice compliment to a hulking power forward type and a puck possessing dangler .. has good hands but is a bit of a stiff stickhandler .. overzealous at times and loses the puck in situations where he makes poor decisions .. announced on the breakaway as he always uses the pump fake to his backhand .. supports his defenders well but not a standout defensive presence .. his shots are unexpectedly weak for an offensive minded forward, but can confuse goaltenders and leave weird rebounds/bounces .. battles inconsistency and has games where he does not stick out .. Repik is a nice package of skating and skill and turning his playing level up a notch in the playoffs will definately work in his favor on draft day.
2006-2007 Regular Season Stats
Draft Day Status/Projection: Oddly enough, we think what you see is what you get with Repik. His skating, hands, and skill all look to be present and on the table. Naturally, he will also add strength and maturity like every other prospect. The only question we care about is will he be able to play his game at a higher level? DraftBuzz is not convinced that Repik will beat the odds and translate his skills to the NHL, and conservatively ranks him in the 30-45 range. He will most likely be drafted in the 25-40 range for his late surge in the playoffs and solid overall skill level.