Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Royals Select Kristian Ferletak, CHL Import Draft

AUDIO: Royals GM Camp Hope on selecting Slovakian forward Kristin Ferletak 54th overall in the CHL Import Draft:

Victoria drafts Slovakian forward Kristian Ferletak 54th overall.

For Immediate Release
Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that they have drafted Slovakian winger Kristian Ferletak this morning in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) Import Draft.

The Royals selected the 5-10, 181 lb forward with the 54th overall pick in the annual draft which includes all three leagues (Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League) in the CHL.

“We did a lot of research on Kristian and we think he will be a very good addition to our forward group,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “He is a strong skater with skill. We think his game will translate well to the Western Hockey League.”

The Trstena, Slovakia native spent the 2013-14 season with the Slovakian U-18 Team where he scored 32 points (9g-23a) and added 72 penalty minutes in 44 games played. Ferletak also represented his country at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship where he chipped in three points (2g-1a) through five games.

Ferletak spent the 2012-13 hockey season with HC Banska Bystrica U-18 of the Slovakian Under-18 league where he scored 27 points (6g-21a) along with 18 minutes in penalties in 27 games played. Ferletak also appeared in 10 games with the HC Banska Bystrica U-20 team where he recorded three points (1g-2a). The 17-year-old also skated at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for Slovakia where he notched one assist in five contests.

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