Silverips select Michal Gut in CHL import draft

The Czech-born forward joins Martin Fasko-Rudas as one of Everett’s two import players.

Everett Silvertips import draft pick Michal Gut. (Everett Silvertips)

Everett Silvertips import draft pick Michal Gut. (Everett Silvertips)

The Silvertips made one selection in the 2019 Canadian Hockey League import draft on Thurdsay, selecting forward Michal Gut, a 2002-born center from the Czech Republic, with the 57th-overall pick.

Gut, 16, is a versatile forward and is capable of playing the center position, which is a key trait with the Silvertips entering the 2019-2020 season thin up the middle.

“He looks like a good, young two-way centerman that can grow with our young group here,” Silvertips general manager Garry Davidson said. “We were hoping we can land a centerman and this guy can play any position.”

The Kadan, Czech Republic native posted 34 points (14 goals, 20 assists) in 33 games for the Pirati Chomutov U19 team and 18 points (five goals, 13 assists) in 25 international games with the Czech Republic under-17 squad.

Everett passed on the 117th overall pick, as 2000-born Martin Fasko-Rudas is returning for his third season with Everett. The Slovakian forward posted 31 points (15 goals, 16 assists) in 60 games for the Silvertips last season.

Artyom Minulin, who the Silvertips acquired in a trade with Swift Current last season, aged out of the league to vacate an import spot for Gut.

CHL teams are permitted just two import players per season.

Talk to us

> Give us your news tips.

> Send us a letter to the editor.

> More Herald contact information.

More in Sports

Snohomish junior Tyler Gildersleeve-Stiles hits the floor trying to get the ball during a WIAA 3A Girls Basketball quarterfinal against Arlington on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish girls lock down Arlington, advance to 3A state semifinals

The Panthers run away a 45-25 victory in a rubber match between the Wesco rivals.

Glacier Peak junior Josiah Lee splits the defense on his way to the basket during a WIAA 4A Boys Basketball quarterfinal against Gonzaga Prep on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lee flips switch, Glacier Peak boys rally again to reach 4A state semis

Jo Lee pours in a barrage of 3-pointers down the stretch as the Grizzlies outlast Gonzaga Prep 65-58 in overtime.

Mountlake Terrace’s Rayshaun Connor shoots a three during a WIAA 3A Boys Basketball quarterfinal against Mount Spokane on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Terrace boys overpowered by Mt. Spokane in 3A state quarterfinals

The Hawks struggle with the well-oiled Wildcats in an 82-58 loss.

Everett’s Alana Washington is called for an offensive foul during a WIAA 3A Girls Basketball quarterfinal against Garfield on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024, at the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett girls fall to Garfield in 3A state quarterfinals

Katie Fiso and the Bulldogs prove too much for the Seagulls in a 54-43 loss.

X
State basketball roundup for Thursday, Feb. 29

State basketball prep roundup for Thursday, Feb. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To… Continue reading

X
State basketball roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 28

State basketball prep roundup for Wednesday, Feb. 28: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To… Continue reading

Glacier Peak’s Jayce Nelson looks for an open shot during the 4A boys state basketball game against Camas on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak boys mount huge comeback, reach 4A state quarterfinals

Senior Isaiah Cuellar leads the way with 24 points as the Grizzlies down Camas 65-61.

Everett’s Alana Washington takes the ball down the court during the 3A girls state basketball game against Auburn on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett girls upset Auburn, advance to 3A state quarterfinals

Alana Washington’s layup in the final seconds lifts the Seagulls to a 43-42 win and their first quarterfinal berth since 1983.

Mountlake Terrace’s Jaxon Dubiel looks for a teammate to pass too while being guarded during the 3A boys state basketball game against Todd Beamer on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Terrace boys hold off Todd Beamer, advance to 3A state quarterfinals

The Hawks let a big lead slip away in the second half, but pull out a 69-59 victory.

Snohomish’s Sienna Capelli looks for an open shot during the 3A girls state basketball game against Kennewick on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Snohomish girls dominate Kennewick early, reach 3A state quarterfinals

The Panthers hold off a second-half push and win 48-40, setting up a highly anticipated rubber match with league rival Arlington.

Arlington’s Leyton Martin takes the ball down the court during the 3A boys state basketball game against Garfield on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington boys’ upset bid falls short in OT against Garfield

The Eagles give the defending Class 3A state champions a scare in a 60-58 loss.

Jackson’s Seamus Williams tries to maneuver through outstretched arms during the 4A boys state basketball game against Tahoma on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 in Tacoma, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Jackson boys’ rally runs out of steam late against Tahoma

The Timberwolves battle back from an early hole, but fall 60-49 in the Class 4A round of 12.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.