Both Filip Hronek and Filip Zadina scored 2 goals today in the Czech Extraliga. Afterward, the Free Press’s Helene St. James discussed Zadina’s performance; this evening, MLive’s Ansar Khan spoke with Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff regarding Hronek’s play:
Hronek has four goals and five assists for a team-leading nine points in seven games for Mountfield HK.
Hronek, 22, led Red Wings defenseman with nine goals and 31 points in 65 games during his second NHL season. He led all player in average ice time (23:54).
“He just continued where he left off,” Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff said. “The thing with Fil, he was almost forced to play too much hockey last year in too many situations, given where he’s at in his career and I think he did very well with it.
“But I think this summer he was able to train, get himself back in shape and looks ready to come in and take an even bigger step next year. Looks like he’ll be better suited and more physically mature and physically able to handle those larger minutes.”