Canadiens sign Czech forward Jiri Sekac to 2-year deal

Jul 1, 12:59 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Czech Republic free-agent forward Jiri Sekac to a two-year deal as announced by the team Tuesday.

Sekac was reportedly pursued by more than a dozen teams at the beginning of the month. The right winger had 28 points through 47 games played with Prague Lev of the KHL last season.

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Todd Korol

Jun 6, 6:54 PM

Report: Czech forward Jiri Sekac being pursued by 'more than a dozen' NHL teams

Jun 6, 6:54 PM

If you didn't know who he was don't feel bad because not many do. Czech Republic born Jiri Sekac is a 22-year-old free agent and is being pursued by at least 12 NHL teams.

Bob McKenzie reported on Friday's edition of Insider Trading that Sekac went undrafted and was cut by the Peterborough Petes of the OHL in 2009. He spent two seasons with the Youngstown Phantoms of the USHL before returning to Europe and playing in the KHL.

The right winger had 28 points through 47 games played with Prague Lev of the KHL last season.

He has more than a dozen firm offers on a max. entry-level deal for two years. He's expected over the next couple of days to make up his mind. This is a guy that's in great demand. Six-foot-two, 190-pound left winger who many believe is ready to step in NHL ready.

Feature photo courtesy of REUTERS/Todd Korol