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June 30, 2013 9:40 pm

Introducing Dominik Kubalik

Seventh round, 191st overall: Dominik Kubalik
Position: Left Wing
Shoots: Left
DOB: 8/21/95
Height: 6’1
Weight: 176
Birthplace: Czech Republic
NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 139 (North American skaters)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: 146 (North American skaters)
Stats (OHL-Sudbury): 67 GP, 17-17=34, 25 PIM

Dominik’s brother, Tomas, was drafted in the fifth round by Columbus in 2008 and appeared in 12 games with the Blue Jackets between 2010-12. Tomas will play for KHL-Prague in 2013-14.

Dominik was named the most sportsmanlike player on the Sudbury Wolves and was the co-winner of the Wolves’ playoff MVP award. He recorded three game-winning goals in a first round series win over Brampton. Sudbury was swept in the second round by Belleville.

Via Ben Leeson of the Sudbury Star on March 7:

Scouts attending recent games must be even more impressed after seeing Kubalik use his 6-foot-1, 175-pound frame and fast feet to better effect on a handful of well-placed body checks.

“I like to play the body,” Kubalik said.

Seems he likes getting in his opponents’ faces, too, judging by his recent on-ice battles with opponents such as Guelph Storm spark plug Tyler Bertuzzi on Sunday.

“He gets involved,” Cull said. “You know you’re going to be hit in this game, but I think he’s more comfortable now with getting hit and hitting.

“It’s all about feeling better about the whole package, being better defensively, being more consistent along the wall. I have no worries about him in the offensive zone. He’s a very good offensive player. But he’s getting a chance to play in all situations this year and he’s a guy who is getting richer for all of that experience.”

-Courtesy Hockey’s Future, following a five-assist performance over Latvia in a 7-0 win at the World U-18 Championships. A 30-second advertisement opens the video.

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