Interview: Jaromír Pytlík

Photo Credit: Terry Wilson/OHL Images, Aaron Bell/CHL Images The hulking Czech pivot did not get too much hype in the lead-up to the NHL draft. Why? Probably because he does not have the “flash” that many forward prospects have. But when you run down a check-list of attributes there is not really a single boxContinue reading “Interview: Jaromír Pytlík”

Interview: John-Jason Peterka

Photo Credit – EHC Red Bull München John-Jason Peterka might have Czech heritage, and with his family name you might think that the Buffalo Sabres prospect grew up surrounded by hockey, but that was not the case in his formative years. Hockey had not even been a consideration in Peterka’s family before he first pickedContinue reading “Interview: John-Jason Peterka”

Interview: Lukas Reichel

Photo Credit: Jan Malte Diekmann While no-one would mistake Germany for a hockey powerhouse, hockey is simply in Lukas Reichel’s blood. His father Martin played 20 years of pro hockey, including playing for his adopted homeland of Germany at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics. His uncle Robert played over 800 NHL games and tookContinue reading “Interview: Lukas Reichel”

Interview: Dawson Mercer

Photo Credit: Andre Emond The Canadian forward might have put up 1.43 points-per-game in the QMJHL last season, but just because the Newfoundland native has some offensive chops don’t for one second think that he is an offense only player. His diligence in his own end is one of the major reasons that he foundContinue reading “Interview: Dawson Mercer”