11 Filip Zadina
First season as a Griffin...First year pro...Assigned by Detroit, 9/30/18.
Career Highlights: In 2017-18, named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team and won the Mike Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect…Led all QMJHL rookies in points (82) and goals (44) and tied for tops in assists (38) in 2017-18…Represented the Czech Republic at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship and earned a spot on the WJC All-Star Team…Also represented his home country at the 2016 and 2017 World Under-18 Championships.
2017-18: In his first QMJHL season, racked up 82 points (44-38—82), a plus-23 rating and 36 PIM in 57 games with the Halifax Mooseheads…Named to the QMJHL First All-Star Team and the All-Rookie Team…Won the Mike Bossy Trophy as the league’s best professional prospect…Paced all league rookies in points and goals and tied for tops in assists…Among all QMJHL skaters, tied for seventh in points, tied for third in goals and ranked 13th in shots (234)…Led the Mooseheads in goals while placing second in points and tied for third in assists…Tied for the team lead in playoff points (12), goals (5) and assists (7) in nine contests…Tallied a hat trick, 11/3/17 at GAT, and a four-goal outing, 2/6/18 at CHA…Finished with 12 multi-goal contests…Compiled two seven-game point streaks, 9/21/17-10/8/17 and 2/3/18-2/19/18…Represented the Czech Republic at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship…Scored eight points, including a team-high seven goals, in seven games and earned a spot on the WJC All-Star Team.
2016-17: Skated in 25 games with HC Pardubice in the top Czech professional league, tallying two points (1-1—2) and four PIM…Appeared in 20 games with the HC Pardubice U20 team and compiled 18 points (9-9—18) and 18 PIM…Scored six points (3-3—6) in five games for the Czech Republic at the World Under-18 Championship…Earned honors as a top-three player on his team…Helped the Czechs win gold at the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament with a team-high seven points (5-2—7) in four games.
2015-16: Made his professional debut with HC Pardubice, skating in two games…Added 17 points (10-7—17) in 19 games with the HC Pardubice U20 team and 12 points (10-2—12) in six games for the HC Pardubice U18 club…Notched five points (4-1—5) in five games for the Czech Republic at the World Under-18 Championship…Earned honors as a top-three player on his team.
Personal: Lives in Pardubice, Czech Republic…Best friend in hockey is Ostap Safin…Greatest hockey memory is when the Czech Republic won the 2016 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup…Also was a part of back-to-back World Under-18 Championships in 2016 and 2017…Started playing hockey at the age of three and his first position was as a forward…Hockey nickname is Zee…Hockey idol as a youth was Patrick Kane…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad, because he used to play hockey too…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is when he left the Czech Republic for Halifax for the whole year…Most unique place he’s visited is Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla….If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a tennis player…Also speaks Czech…Also played soccer and tennis growing up…Once met pro tennis player Petra Kvitova…Favorite food is seafood…Favorite music artist is Drake…Favorite movie is Happy Gilmore…Favorite TV show is Narcos…Favorite book is Harry Potter…Favorite sports to watch are tennis and golf.
|2012-13||HC Pardubice U16||Czech U16||8||5||1||6||2||--||--||--||--||--|
|2013-14||HC Pardubice U16||Czech U16||24||24||13||37||61||--||--||--||--||--|
|HC Pardubice U18||Czech U18||27||9||10||19||2||--||--||--||--||--|
|2014-15||HC Pardubice U16||Czech U16||11||18||16||34||6||5||3||8||11||2|
|HC Pardubice U18||Czech U18||20||21||13||34||12||6||1||5||6||10|
|HC Pardubice U20||Czech U20||6||4||2||6||2||--||--||--||--||--|
|2015-16||HC Pardubice U18||Czech U18||6||10||2||12||0||6||5||5||10||6|
|HC Pardubice U20||Czech U20||19||10||7||17||8||--||--||--||--||--|
|2016-17||HC Pardubice U20||Czech U20||20||9||9||18||18||--||--||--||--||--|
Detroit Red Wings' Filip Zadina could be NHLer in 'a month' or '2 years'
The night he was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, Filip Zadina spoke of how he’d “fill the nets” of teams who passed on him. (Detroit Free Press)
Filip Zadina's unusual scoring pattern continues with Griffins
Grand Rapids Griffins winger Filip Zadina has proven to be a duo threat as a goal scorer so far - if he scores once, he'll score again. (MLive)