Earlier today, the Steelheads and team across the Canadian Hockey League partook in the 27th annual CHL Import Draft. The Steelheads are pleased to welcome our two newest prospects, forward Filip Reisnecker from the Czech Republic and defenceman Nikita Zuyev from Belarus.
Reisnecker, a native of the Czech Republic, spent the 2017-18 season with the EV Regensburg U19 team in the DNL where he recorded 59 points (25 goals, 34 assists) in 28 games. Steelheads’ assistant general manager and assistant coach, Jeff Kyrzakos is pleased with the addition of Reisnecker, commenting that the 6’1”, 170-pound forward is “a good gifted player that will be in Mississauga for a couple years and we are looking forward to having him in our lineup.”
With their final selection in today’s Import Draft, the Steelheads selected defenceman Nikita Zuyev from Team Belarus U20. The second round selection attended a camp in the GTA a couple of weeks ago and demonstrated to Steelheads’ coaching staff to be a strong d-man who exemplifies a good first pass and who skates and moves well. After spending the 2017-18 season in the Belarus men’s league, Zuyev is a promising young defenceman who the Steelheads expect to grow and develop into a solid blueliner.
The Steelheads are excited to welcome Filip and Nikita and their families to the team.