Here’s the info on Robert Czarnik, the Kings’ first third-round pick.
Position: Right wing
ISS Ranking: 32
ISS Nov. Ranking: 53
Shot/Scoring: Very Good
Puckhandling: Very Good
Hockey Sense: Very Good
Scouting report: Czarnik is a good all around player. His speed is decent and he has above average hand eye coordination. Czarnik is strong on the backcheck and understands his responsibilities all over the ice. He is not afraid to engage the opponent physically, especially on the forecheck. Despite not having a large frame, he does a nice job of battling along the boards and using his body to protect the puck.
Last season, on the USA U-18 team, Czarnik had 15 goals and 15 assists in 49 games.
Hockey’s Future’s analysis is: “Czarnik is a talented offensive player who still has a lot of room to develop as a hockey player. He has good vision on the ice and a solid shot.”
Czarnik was listed as the 88th best North American skater by Central Scouting.