Kevin Fiala Profile
Kevin FialaHt/Wt: 5'10"/194 lbs
Team: HV71 J20 (SWE)
Kevin Fiala's Player ProfilePushing his way up the draft rankings is Kevin Fiala, a dynamic Swiss-born forward with game-breaking offensive talents. Attacking through the neutral zone with sharp edges and quick feet, Fiala is a dangerous forward inside the offensive blueline with his ability to dangle his way to the net showcasing his quick puck skills. He’s not overly big but his skating does feature elements of elusiveness and that will bode well for his future. He led the Switzerland at the 2014 Under-18 World Championships and finished as one of the tournament leaders with four goals and nine points in five games. Graduating to Sweden’s top league (SHL), Fiala transitioned very nicely with HV71 tallying 11 points in 17 games with the big club Fiala is expected to be a late 1st round to second round selection at the 2014 NHL Draft.
Fantasy Outlook: B+ : Top end skater with top-six upside as a hard-working skilled winger.
Profile from: Brendan Ross of Dobber Prospects - May 14th
"Gritty player with great hands, doesn’t mind going into traffic for a scoring chance. Got into it with Horvat early on. Saw decent power play time and made great effort early in second to get excellent wraparound chance on Fucale. Assisted on Swiss goal but also coughed up the puck 4-on-4 on Canada’s 3-1 goal. Currently plays for HV 71 in Sweden."
Profile from: Ryan Kennedy of THN - WJC recap on Jan. 2nd
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