Bruins Sign Goaltender Daniel Vladar To Three-Year Entry-Level Contract
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BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 26, that the team has signed goaltender Daniel Vladar of the Chicago Steel (United States Hockey League) to a three-year entry-level contract, beginning with the 2016-17 season.
Vladar finished the 2015-16 season with a 12-12-4 record, a 2.31 GAA (fifth in the USHL), a .920 save % (fifth in the USHL) and three shutouts in 30 games played with the Chicago Steel. Vladar was awarded CCM/USHL Goaltender of the Week honors on two occasions during the 2015-16 season, on November 28, 2015 and March 12, 2016.
The 6'6'' 185-pound goaltender previously played for HC Klando (Czech U20) prior to being selected by the Chicago Steel in the USHL Phase II Draft in the first round, seventh overall. With HC Klando, he played 29 games with a 2.78 GAA and a .926 SV%. He represented the Czech Republic at the most recent 2016 World Junior Championship in Helsinki.
The Prague, Czech Republic native was originally selected by the Bruins in the third round (75th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.