July2,2014(ISN) – Victoria, BC – The Victoria Royals are proud to announce that they have drafted
Slovakian winger Kristian Ferletak this morning in the 2014 Canadian Hockey League
(CHL) Import Draft.
The Royals selected the 5-10, 181 lb forward with the 54th overall pick in the
annual draft which includes all three leagues (Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major
Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League) in the CHL.
“We did a lot of research on Kristian and we think he will be a very good addition
to our forward group,” Royals’ General Manager Cameron Hope said. “He is a strong
skater with skill. We think his game will translate well to the Western Hockey
The Trstena, Slovakia native spent the 2013-14 season with the Slovakian U-18 Team
where he scored 32 points (9g-23a) and added 72 penalty minutes in 44 games played.
Ferletak also represented his country at the 2014 IIHF Under-18 World Championship
where he chipped in three points (2g-1a) through five games.
Ferletak spent the 2012-13 hockey season with HC Banska Bystrica U-18 of the
Slovakian Under-18 league where he scored 27 points (6g-21a) along with 18 minutes
in penalties in 27 games played. Ferletak also appeared in 10 games with the HC
Banska Bystrica U-20 team where he recorded three points (1g-2a). The 17-year-old
also skated at the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge for Slovakia where he
notched one assist in five contests.