Petes Select Matyas Svoboda in First Round of CHL Import Draft

With the 23rd overall pick in the 2016 CHL Import Draft on Tuesday morning, Petes GM Michael Oke selected Matyas Svoboda from the Czech Republic.

The 6’3”, 209lbs left wing played for KLH Chomutov in the Czech U18 league in 2015/16, recording 16 goals, 17 assists, 33 points, 20 penalty minutes and a rating of +20 in 27 games. Svoboda also represented the Czech Republic internationally, participating in under-16 and under-17 tournaments.

“Matyas is a big, strong winger with good size and strength,” noted Oke. “He drives hard to the net, protects the puck well, and has demonstrated that he has good puck skills.”

16_Svoboda_Matyas_medium“Svoboda is a player we have really liked in our international viewings,” added the International Scouting Service. “He is already a big kid that plays a heavy game on the wing.”

Want to get the latest scoop on Petes players and prospects? Join thousands of fans and stay up to date with the Petes by downloading the Peterborough Petes Mobile App powered by Kawartha TV & Stereo, available for iPhone or Android devices.

More News
Dec. 5/19 - LDN (2) - PBO (3)
7 hours ago
Wawanesa OHL Plays of the Week - Dec. 4, 2019
7 hours ago
Petes Win Fourth Straight Teddy Bear Toss Game in Defeat of Western Conference-Leading Knights
9 hours ago
FAST FACTS: Petes vs Knights - Dec. 5
19 hours ago
Petes to host annual Teddy Bear Toss and Girls Hockey Night this weekend
1 day ago
Petes Trade Chad Denault to the North Bay Battalion in Exchange for Pick
2 days ago