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#11 Andrej Nestrasil
Pos: Center
D.O.B.: 2/22/91
From: Prague, Czech Republic
Height: 6'2
Weight: 200
Shoots: Right
Drafted: 3rd rnd pick 75th overall 2009 draft by Detroit Red Wings
Acquired: Signed 3-Year Contract with Detroit (NHL) 5/30/11
Plus: Protects puck well along the boards... Makes plays well at high speed... Sees the ice well... Better playmaker than goal-scorer...
Minus: Skating, especially footspeed needs some work... Still adjusting to physical style of North American game...
Organizational Comments: "He's kind of a power-forward type of player, His game is down-low, dumping pucks. He's a big strong power-forward that needs to work on his skating. But he's real good down low, he's a big body, he had a good year in the Quebec league, his team had a good playoff run. We have big expectations for him, and this is a big year for him, This is his year to get signed, so he'll have a good year and we'll keep a close eye on him." Jim Nill - Wings Assistant General Manager
What GRC says: 2012-13: Used his big frame more in the second half and even got a game in the playoffs. He seemed to do a better job of going to the net, but still not enough of an impact player to claim a regular slot on the ice. He must continue to improve his intensity to earn a spot in the AHL with one year left on his contract.
2011-12: Nestrasil was largely ineffective during his time with the Griffins. He did not provide much in the way of offense with only one point in 14 games and only registered 7 shots on goal. The former QMJHL scorer must up his intensity level and keep his feet moving to have a chance in the AHL next season. 2010-11: A gifted scorer with a big frame, Nestrasil still has some work to do to put it all together. When he is on his game he does everything at high speed and has a nose for the net. His skating, while improved, couls still use a little work, which is why he will see the majority of his time in Toledo (ECHL) this season.
Role: Power Forward
Projection: NHL 2nd or 3rd liner.


5/30/11 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
9/27/11 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/5/11 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
10/19/11 Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
11/28/11 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)
3/18/12 Recalled from Toledo (ECHL)
9/14/12 Assigned to Grand Rapids (AHL)
10/9/12 Assigned to Toledo (ECHL)