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Martin Chromiak – 18 y/o – RW – 2020 Round 5 #128 overall

Tipos Extraliga – HK Dukla Trencin (Loan) – 31 GP-7G-12A-19P

Martin Chromiak has all the attributes to be a quality top-six winger in the NHL. Chromiak’s top traits include good to great top-end speed and agility with an excellent wrist shot. During the 2021 WJC, Chromiak was given the opportunity to showcase that shot as Team Slovakia made the young winger the focal point of their power play, setting him up for one-timers from the circle. Player Comparison

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Tony Ferrari Scouting Report

"Showing that he can be a key cog on a high-impact line with wonderkid Shane Wright in Kingston last season, Chromiak should be a good complimentary player at the next level. He projects as a top-nine forward who can do a bit of everything offensively. If he’s the best player on a line, the line may struggle but if he is the second or third best player, alongside a true play driver, he is going to find the scoresheet and put up respectable point totals."

Chromiak, along with a plethora of other young players, has been waiting for the OHL to return to play. Until then, he has been on loan, playing for HK Dukla Trencin in the Slovakian men’s league, and has impressed.

When the OHL returns, look for Chromiak to make his way back to the Kingston Fronteacs, playing alongside 2022 top draft prospect Shayne Wright. The two players have developed some great chemistry for Kingston.

While Chromiak has all the traits to be a great scorer in the NHL, he will need to develop more on his defensive game, as he tends to lose his man in the d-zone. Not uncommon for a young player like Chromiak, and the move to the smaller North American rinks has helped him in his development.