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RICHARD NEDOMLEL
Richard Nedomlel
Position: Defense
Shoots: Left
Vitals: 6’5” / 228 lbs.
Birthdate: July 1, 1993
Hometown: Praha, Czech Republic
Acquired: Detroit’s eighth choice (175th overall) in the 2011 draft
CSS Ranking: 205th North American skater (2011)
Contract: 2016 via CapGeek.com
RWC Says: Physical Defenseman

STORIES

AWARDS
None Listed

HISTORY
2009-10
  • Put up good numbers with Slavia Praha at Czech U-18 level (44-9-10-19, 221 PIMs).
  • Selected 31st overall in the CHL import draft by the WHL Swift Current.
2010-11
  • Debuted in WHL with Swift Current and became a blue-line regular (66-0-10-10, minus-15).
  • Showed toughness dropping the gloves seven times and piling up 107 PIMs.
  • Named the Broncos’ most improved player at season’s end.
  • Selected in the sixth round (175th overall) of the 2011 draft by the Red Wings.
2011-12
  • Returned to Swift Current for second WHL season and made major offensive leap (72-10-36-46).
  • More than quadrupled his rookie scoring output (10 points to 46 points).
  • Finished second on Swift Current and 16th in the WHL among defense scorers.
  • Reduced number of fights from eight to three, although Swift Current had WHL-leading 93.
2012-13
  • Returned to WHL for third season with Swift Current.
  • At request of Red Wings, focused more on defensive game (72-7-21-28, 105 PIM, minus-13).
  • While focusing more in his own zone, his production dropped by 18 points from 2011-12.
  • Fought five times according to hockeyfights.com.
  • Appeared in five WHL playoff games in Swift Current’s first-round exit (5-0-1-1, minus-2).
  • Signed three-year entry-level contract with Red Wings in April.
  • Signed amateur tryout contract with AHL’s Grand Rapids late in season but did not play.

SCOUT COMMENTS
“He’s big, he plays the game hard, and at the end of the day, he’ll be a shut-down guy. He blocks shots, he throws open-ice hits, he likes to fight, and he plays a North American style of game.” — Red Wings scout Jeff Finley (June 2011) … “The reason why he got drafted was because he was in people’s faces and he played hard and he can move the puck and take care of the D-zone. Our organizational message to him (in the summer) was to be better defensively this year than he was last year.” — Red Wings director of player development Jiri Fischer (October 2012).

STRENGTHS
Stands a towering 6-foot-5 and is seemingly getting stronger by the month … Relishes physical contact and plays a physical game with a mean streak … Not shy about dropping the gloves … Uses his size and impressive wingspan effectively in his own zone to defend.

WEAKNESSES
Limited offensive ability, even though it isn’t his game … Must show he has the skill to safely move the puck out of his own zone and not commit turnovers, especially as he moves up the ranks.

PROJECTION
Nedomlel was drafted for his size, toughness and stay-at-home game, and he’s improved as a puck-mover in two WHL seasons since then. Although Nedomlel’s stats don’t jump off the page, the Red Wings liked what they saw from Nedomlel and signed him to a three-year contract in April 2013. He’ll look to establish himself as an AHL regular with Grand Rapids in 2013-14.

Player statistics powered by www.eliteprospects.com

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 KLH Chomutov U18 Czech U18 17 0 3 3 47 |          
  HC Slavia Praha U18 Czech U18 6 0 1 1 8 | Playoffs 9 1 1 2
 2009-2010 HC Slavia Praha U18 Czech U18 44 9 10 19 221 | Playoffs 4 1 0 1 54 
 2010-2011 Swift Current Broncos WHL 66 0 10 10 107 |          
 2011-2012 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 10 36 46 83 |          
 2012-2013 Swift Current Broncos WHL 72 7 21 28 105 | Playoffs 5 0 1 1
 2013-2014 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 3 0 0 0 2 |          
  Toledo Walleye ECHL 60 8 10 18 150 |          

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