The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have loaned forwards Philipp Kurashev (FIHL-ihp KUHR-uh-shehv) to HC Lugano of Switzerland's NLA and Michal Teply (MIGH-kuhl TEHP-lee) to BK Mladá Boleslav of Czech Republic's Czech Extraliga.
Kurashev, 20, spent last season with the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League. He recorded 19 points (7G, 12A) in 36 games. Originally drafted by Chicago in the fourth round (120th overall) of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, Kurashev split last season between Rockford and the Quebec Remparts. As an alternate captain with Quebec, he led the club in points (65), goals (29) and assists (36) in 59 games. Kurashev skated in three games with the IceHogs, making his North American professional hockey debut on April 5, 2019 at Texas.
Teply, 19, signed a three-year contract that runs through the 2022-23 season ($825,833 AAV) on April 10, 2020. Selected by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (105th overall) of the 2019 National Hockey League Draft, he spent last season with the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League, his first in the WHL, recording 63 points (29G, 34A) in 53 games. His 63 points and 34 assists paced all WHL rookies while his 29 goals shared first among first-year skaters. The forward was named the WHL Rookie of the Month for January 2020 after posting 14 points (7G, 7A) over nine games.