Report: Blackhawks agree to deal with Czech Michal Kempny

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The Chicago Blackhawks have signed defenseman Michal Kempny, according to ESPN's Craig Custance.

The 25-year-old spent last season with Omsk Avangard of the KHL where he posted five goals and 16 assists in 59 games. Prior to that, the Czech defender spent six years in the Czech League.

Kempny was one of first four defensemen named to the Czech Republic's World Cup of Hockey roster. He most recently represented his country at the World Hockey Championship where he had two assists in eight games.

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Report: Blackhawks agree to deal with Czech Michal Kempny
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