BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, June 14, that the team has signed forward Martin Bakos to a one-year, two-way contract with a cap hit of $700,000 at the NHL level.
Bakos, 28, spent the 2017-18 season with Liberec Bili Tygri HC of the Czech Hockey League, tallying 14 goals and 26 assists for 40 points in 52 appearances. He added two goals and three assists for five points in 10 postseason games. In 2016-17, Bakos played in 47 games with Kunlun Red Star of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), notching 11 goals and 11 assists for 22 points, and adding one goal in five playoff games. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound forward spent the previous two seasons with Liberic Bili Tygri HC from 2014-16, totaling 29 goals and 30 assists for 59 points with a plus-20 rating in 94 games.
From 2012-14, Bakos played in 55 games with Bratislava Slovan in the KHL, totaling eight goals and eight assists for 16 points. Prior to joining the KHL, Bakos spent four seasons in the Slovak Tipsport Liga from 2009-12, recording 32 goals and 39 assists for 71 points with a plus-eight rating in 157 career appearances.
Bakos, a native of Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia, has also represented his home country in international play on several occasions, most recently at the 2018 World Championships, where he had two goals and two assists in seven games. He also represented Team Slovakia at the 2018 Olympic Games, where he had one goal and one assist in four games. In 56 career international appearances with Slovakia, Bakos has amassed 13 goals and 13 assists for 26 points with a plus-six rating.