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Teenager Strikes Again!


Photo Credit: Adam Hunger/AP


By JJ Lin and Jordan Robinson

Madison Square Garden - 18 year old, Filip Chytil (pronounced HEE-TUL) has been chosen to play in the National Hockey League with the New York Rangers as a centerman. At 6 feet and 2 inches, Filip Chytil is the first teenager to be drafted since Manny Malhotra in 1998.

Filip Chytil is from the Czech Republic. He was selected as a 21st overall draft pick in the 2017 NHL draft as a centerman, according to the New York Times.

Chytil caught the Rangers’ coach, Alain Vigneault’s attention quickly when Chytil scored an overtime winning goal on the New Jersey Devils on September 20th in Madison Square Garden with an assist from Mats Zuccarello. Chytil also had two assists and one goal in only three preseason games.

“Talent has no age,” said Rangers coach, Alain Vigneault, in a New York Times interview in September. Filip Chytil may help the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup this year, as the last time they won a Cup was 1994.

HPCMS student, Gabriel Baez Alarcon, 7th grade, says that Filip Chytil should develop more and work his way up to the first line/rank on the team. “He should be a benchwarmer for a while ‘till he develops,” says Gabriel.

Another HPCMS student, Mark Lazar, 7th grade, has a positive response to this topic. “Chytil being so young and getting picked by the Rangers to play for them must be an honor,” says Mark.

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