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Sport Chek Prospect Profile: Chad Krys

by Craig Medaglia / Ottawa Senators

Vitals

  • Position: Defenseman
  • Date of birth: April 10, 1998
  • Shoots: Left
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 185 lbs
  • 2015-16 team: USA U-18, USHL

Scouting Report

"Chad is a player I've known because he played a lot in the New England area, where I've seen him as a 12-year-old and his skill and ability was never a question. He really thinks the game at an NHL level already. Once he adjusts to the NCAA game, he'll be able to do some really special things." - David Gregory, NHL Central Scouting

Profile

  • Selected in the 9th round (#280 overall) by Green Bay Gamblers in the 2013 USHL Entry Draft.
  • Was drafted #114 overall by Moncton Wildcats in the 2014 QMJHL Entry Draft.
  • Committed to attend Boston University next season.
  • Comes from an atletic family. His dad, Mark Krys, was drafted #165 overall by Boston Bruins in 1988 while his mom played lacrosse in college and now works in personal training/nutritionist.

Krys ready to fulfill dream at Boston University

"Defense is a tough position and the subtleties are the hard things for the guys to learn, which is why it's usually not until they're 25 years old when everything starts to click. Krys is learning to not force the play so much, and he skates so well and makes so many good plays. He knows when to go and when not to go, and he's done a nice job. Everyone knows Chad has great feet, but what they don't understand is he also has a great stick, defensively, so his angles have been good. He's a very coachable young man." - - U.S. World U-18 Championship coach Danton Cole

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