Chlapik in Charlottetown and ready to get on the ice with new team

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Filip Chlapik

The Charlottetown Islanders’ top pick in the Canadian Hockey League import draft is in town.

Filip Chlapik arrived in the wee hours of Thursday morning.

“The first words out of his mouth when he got here were, ‘When can I go to the rink?” Sonier said. “He’s anxious to get going and we’re excited to see him.”

The 17-year-old centre had a goal and four assists in fives games earlier this month at the Ivan Hlinka memorial under-18 tournament.

Sonier said the six-foot-one, 173-pound Czech Republic native has good size, vision and skating.

“His hockey IQ is what really stood out for me,” he said. “We believe he has the talent and the hockey ability to have an impact on our hockey club.”

Organizations: Canadian Hockey League

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Czech Republic

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