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Martin Kaut to Represent Czech Republic at World Juniors

The forward had seven points in seven games at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship

by Colorado Eagles @ColoradoEagles / ColoradoEagles.com

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WINDSOR, Colo.--The Colorado Eagles, proud AHL affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche, announced on Thursday that forward Martin Kaut has been loaned to the Czech Republic men's national junior team for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship in British Columbia. The 19-year-old has posted five goals and seven assists in 26 AHL games with the Eagles this season.

Kaut was selected by the Avalanche with the 16th overall pick at the NHL Draft in Dallas on June 22 and was signed by Colorado to a three-year, entry-level contract in July. He spent the 2017-18 campaign with HC Dynamo Pardubice in the Czech Republic's top professional league and recorded 16 points (nine goals, seven assists) in 38 games.

The Brno, Czech Republic, native split the 2016-17 campaign with Pardubice and HC Dynamo's junior team, registering one point (one assist) in 26 outings with Dynamo and 16 points (four goals, 12 assists) in 22 contests with the under-20 squad.

Kaut has represented his country in numerous international events, including the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo, New York, where he ranked fourth on the team with seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games en route to a fourth-place finish at the tournament.

His five assists were tied for third on the team and second among the Czech forwards. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound right wing helped his country win gold for the first time at the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in 2016, tallying four points (one goal, three assists) in five games.

At 16th overall, Kaut was the second-highest selection of a Czech-born player in franchise history (Vaclav Nedorost, 14th overall, 2000).

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