In his preseason debut on Wednesday, Filip Chytil played 19:17, centered Jimmy Vesey and Vlad Namestnikov, scored a goal and was 5 and 8 on faceoffs.
After the game, David Quinn said "Chytil obviously showed a lot of spurts, a lot of good moments for him. He's an explosive player and he's a threatening player every time he has the puck out there." (NYR Game Notes)
Chytil said that he feels stronger, faster and more skilled heading into his second season and that he is trying to have fun and play his game. (NY Post)
Quinn said earlier this week that Chytil has "incredible vision" and is "as fast with the puck as he is without it." (NYR)
Chytil was recently ranked 13th on The Athletic's list of potential Calder candidates. (The Athletic)
Quinn added, "obviously, it's been duly-noted how we feel about him and what a big part of our future he is." (NYR Game Notes)