The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman announced a roster move on Thursday.
Bowman announced that the team has signed defenseman Jakub Galvas.
The 21 year old was drafted by the Blackhawks in the 5th round of the 2017 NHL Draft and signs a two year entry level contract that starts next year and carries an AAV of $867k.
From the Blackhawks press release:
"Galvas has recorded 11 points (2G, 9A) in 47 contests with Jukurit of the Finnish Elite League (Liiga). His 11 points rank third among Jukurit defensemen.
A 5-foot-11, 161-pound defenseman, Galvas notched a career-high 15 points (2G, 13A) in 43 games with Jukurit during the 2019-20 campaign. He also appeared in two regular-season games with Jukurit U20 and skated in one postseason contest with the club in 2019-20. In 90 career games with Jukurit, the blueliner has recorded 26 points (4G, 22A).
A native of Ostrava, Czech Republic, Galvas was an alternate captain for his country at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. He recorded an assist in five games during the tournament. He also skated for Czech Republic at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching two helpers in seven games, and skated in two games at the 2017 U18 IIHF World Junior Championship."
Signed on the dotted line????? Defenseman Jakub Galvas has inked a two-year entry-level contract that runs through the 2022-23 season! #Blackhawks pic.twitter.com/31JL2aDwXe
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