North American Skater
Filip
Chlapik
POSITION: C
SHOOTS: Left
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
Weight: 196
Born: 06/03/1997
Mid Term Rank: 17
Nationality: Czech
Club: Charlottetown
League: QMJHL

• In 2014-15, Chlapik set Islanders franchise records for goals (33) and points (33-42—75) by a rookie to finish second on the club in points behind linemate Daniel Sprong (No. 20 NA Skater). He added nine points (1-8—9) in as many playoff games to help the Islanders win a playoff series for the first time since 2004.

• Chlapik also matched a club rookie record with five points (3-2—5) on Nov. 16 against Drummondville. Overall, his 33 goals paced all Quebec Major Junior Hockey League rookies (tied with Dennis Yan, No. 30 NA Skater) and earned him a spot on the League’s All-Rookie Team.

• Internationally, Chlapik won a silver medal with the Czech Republic at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial where he served as an assistant captain and tallied five points (1-4—5) in five games. He also won silver at the 2014 Under-18 World Junior Championship and wore the “C” at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

• Chlapik grew up idolizing former NHL goaltender and fellow countryman Tomas Vokoun, but was persuaded to play forward by his father, Milan: "I was a big fan of Vokoun and loved to watch him when I was younger, but my dad told me, 'No way. You're going to be a forward.'"

• In 2013-14, Chlapik led the Sparta Praha under-20 team with 35 points (16-19—35) in 38 games before being selected 11th overall by Charlottetown in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.

NEWS

CHLAPIK MAKING MARK IN QMJHL WITH SKILL, HOCKEY IQ (click here)
 
FAVORITES

NHL team: Tampa Bay Lightning
NHL player: Evgeni Malkin
Shootout move: "Shot between legs"
Goal celebration: "One leg and fist pump"
Video game: NHL, FIFA
Movie: 50 First Dates, Wedding Crashers
Actor: Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey, Vince Vaughn
Musician: Avicii, Ben Cristovao
Website: hokej.cz
Sport (other than hockey): Tennis
Athlete (non-hockey): Cristiano Ronaldo