COYOTES SELECT VLADIMIR RUZICKA 103RD OVERALL
On Saturday afternoon, the Phoenix Coyotes selected Center Vladimir Ruzicka with their fourth round selection (103rd overall).
Last season with Slavia of the Czech Jr. League, Ruzicka compiled 58 points (24 goals, 34 assists) in 37 games.
Ruzicka, 18, finished the season ranked 15th overall among European skaters by the NHL’s Central Scouting Service (CSS). CSS describes Ruzicka as a creative, skilled forward with good hand-eye coordination that controls the puck well. He possesses a hard shot and is able to score many different ways. He sees the ice well and is an effective member of the power play unit.