Michal Gut

Height / Weight
6' 0" / 187 lbs
Born
August 16th 2002 (19)
Position
Center
Country
Czech Republic
NHL 2020 mock draft
Player ranking
Year Rank
2020 121
SCOUTING REPORT

Czech centre with good size, feet, and hands. Displays decent hand in tight spaces. Has enough speed to get separation and shows good footwork. He is a goal scorer first and foremost, and puts himself in position to receive pucks and place his shots in small openings. A little too deliberate and might take a bit longer before teeing his shots up.  Can handle punishment to succeed offensively. Has a willingness to go head on one to one against defenders, highly confident in his capabilities in that end. But he is an adventure when it comes to the defensive side but is starting to hand back, instead eagerly hoping a teammate has will cause a possession change so he absolves himself from any d-end duties. It is that balance between having an offensive impact but also understand the responsibilities at the other end. Cherry pickers tend to become bust or boom candidates if they dont grow a full game.

 

--Bill Placzek--