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By: Mark Allred               Follow Me On Twitter @BlackAndGold277

Ivan Huml  9-6-81

The 6′-2″ 198-pound winger showed some tremendous promise as the Kladno, Czech Republic native was drafted in the second round (59th Overall) of the 2000 National Hockey League Entry Draft. After increased year-to-year progression in his development overseas, the crafty skilled forward was heavily advised to take his talents per say to North America for the opportunity of pre colligate hockey in the British Columbia Hockey League to showcase his talent before NHL Draft eligibility. He spent the first two seasons in North America playing with the Langley Hornets contributing a decent season of 40 points in 33 games but what definitely caught the eye of Bruins scouts was his second and last season before he got drafted he posted  53-51-104 numbers.

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After the Bruins organization took a gamble with the second rounder, his game quite didn’t adjust to the higher level in the American Hockey League with the Providence Bruins posting 122 points in 237 games which ultimately had him struggle to get to the NHL in time of need. In 49 career NHL games, he posted 6-12-18 numbers and left the Bruins organization for Europe after playing his final season with Providence in 2003-04 when he played in 62 games accruing 31 points.

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Playing the last 14 seasons in Elite Leagues such as the Czech, SM-Liiga, and the SEL, Huml played 51 games last season for the Chomutov Pirati Czech team where he produced 18-22-40 numbers and showing he can still play with some of the world’s best. He’s under contract to play for the Pirati Hockey Club for the 2017-18 season.