Friday, November 27, 2009

Former DU Prospect's Stock Continues To Drop

(left) Former DU prospect Stepan Novotny was traded this week to another major junior team in Canada

Stepan Novotny signed a Letter of intent to attend the University of Denver, but instead chose to play major junior hockey in the WHL. The reason at the time appeared to be that he wasn't quite ready to play college hockey in 2008 and he needed a huge year in Kelowna (WHL) to be a high draft choice in the 2009 NHL Draft.

His stats in Kelowna were solid but not spectacular and Novotny went from being mentioned as a possible first or second round draft choice, to not being selected by any team. This week he was traded to the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL and this article details the trade.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Novotny is going nowhere fast.

Anonymous said...

I am thinking he's a Brian Gifford at best...