Stansky invited to Czech WJC camp

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Forward Simon Stransky and defenseman Filip Hronek, both eligible for the 2016 NHL Draft, were among the 34 players invited to the Czech Ice Hockey Association’s evaluation camp for the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship.

Twenty of the 33 players invited to the  camp are draft eligible.

In 29 games for the Prince Albert Raiders, the 17-year-old Stransky has 11 goals and 30 points.

“This playmaking winger is a talented kid with quick, crafty hands and good 1-on-1 moves,” Future Considerations scouting director Dan Stewart said. “He has strong vision and makes soft passes at the proper time. Not overly strong or fast but is elusive and quick in small spaces.”

Hronek, 18, has one assist in 19 games for HK Hradec Kralove of the Czech league, and two goals and four points in nine games with the HC Hradec Kralove U20 team.

He had three assists in five games at the World Under-18 Championship last spring.

“Hronek makes a smooth pass with strong accuracy to his transitioning forwards on the breakout,” Steward said. “He skates well with decent speed and agility both when handling the puck and when defending the rush. Confident on the PP and creating offensively.”

To view the full roster, please click HERE.

The 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship will be hosted in Helsinki, Finland. It begins on December 26, 2015, and will end with the gold medal game on January 5, 2016.

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