Second Round, 43rd overall: Erik Cernak
NHL Central Scouting final ranking: 16 (European skaters)
NHL Central Scouting midterm ranking: 24 (European skaters)
Stats (SVK – Kosice): 43 GP, 5 G, 8 A, 13 Pts, 16 PIM, +7
LAK take Cernak. Low first on my board, so much upside. Big, mobile, skilled dman.
— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) June 27, 2015
On his reaction to putting on a Kings jersey for the first time:
Thank you very much. The first reaction is excellent. I am very happy. Thank you very much to your team for drafting me.
On excitement of getting to know Marian Gaborik:
Yeah, those two players – Marian Gaborik and Andrej Sekera – I’m happy.
On his favorite aspects of earning a bronze medal at World Juniors:
I liked to play Canada in Montreal and Toronto, the champions. We won third place, the bronze medal. It was good.
On who he tries to model his game after:
On playing professional hockey in Slovakia and now North America:
Maybe next year AHL hockey league, maybe CHL, junior hockey league.