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Canadiens agree to terms with David Sklenicka and Michal Moravcik

The two defensemen played together with HC Plzen in the Czech Extraliga in 2017-18

by Dan Braverman @CanadiensMTL / canadiens.com

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Monday they had agreed to terms with free-agent defensemen David Sklenicka and Michal Moravcik from HC Plzen in the Czech Extraliga. 

Sklenicka agreed to a two-year entry-level contract worth the maximum NHL salary (including signing bonus), as well as the maximum AHL salary for entry-level contracts.

Moravcik, meanwhile, agreed to a two-year entry-level contract worth the maximum NHL salary (including signing bonus), as well as the maximum AHL salary for entry-level contracts.

Sklenicka, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound blue-liner, played in 49 games for Plzen last season, registering 14 points (3G, 11A) and a plus-17 rating. The 21-year-old added one goal and one assist in 10 playoff games. A native of Rakovnik, Czech Republic, Sklenicka also represented his country at the 2018 World Championship where he collected two assists in eight games.

For his part, Moravcik, 23, recorded five goals and 11 assists, along with a plus-25 rating in 52 games with Plzen in 2017-18. The 6-foot-4, 212-pound rearguard, who hails from Klatovy, also represented the Czech Republic at the World Championship, registering three points (1G, 2A) in eight contests. 

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