With the Prospects Challenge in the books, it’s time to turn our eyes toward REAL LIFE TRAINING CAMP!
Peter Cehlarik is one of the guys angling for a top-six spot, per Bruce Cassidy.
Bruce Cassidy that players like Karson Kuhlman, Brett Ritchie, Peter Cehlarik and more will all be in the running for the vacant top-six wing spot. pic.twitter.com/E7gFUZ4UKV— Conor Ryan (@ConorRyan_93) September 9, 2019
AWWWWW YEAH. Of those three, I’d prefer to see Karson Kuhlman or Cehlarik get a shot, but it doesn’t hurt to try the new guy either.
Still, for Cehlarik and the Bruins, there’s really no second chance: if the Bruins are going to give Cehlarik a shot at an NHL spot to start the season, he’s gotta stick, as the Providence shuttle probably won’t be an option this season.
(Of course, it’s entirely possible that no team would claim Cehlarik on waivers, but it seems likely that SOMEONE would take a no-risk shot.)
Today’s Peter Cehlarik Fact
Peter Cehlarik is Slovakian. Teammates Zdeno Chara and Jaroslav Halak have both represented Slovakia on the international stage, as has Cehlarik.
However, Hockey Reference actually lists Cehlarik as the only player on the Bruins roster who was born in Slovakia.
Why? Chara and Halak were born in what was then Czechoslovakia, as was David Krejci. Czechoslovakia peacefully split into the two countries we know today back in 1993.
This makes Czechoslovakia the third-most common birth country on the team, behind the United States and Canada.
Of course, the players can identify by whatever nationality they see fit. Whatever makes you happy!