Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has signed right wing prospect Karel Plasek to a three-year entry level contract.
Plasek, 20, recorded 10 points (6-4-10) and eight penalty minutes in 44 games last season with HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga, ranking tenth in team scoring. In an additional eight playoff games, Plasek racked up six penalty minutes as Brno reached the second round.
In four seasons with HC Kometa Brno, Plasek has registered 22 points (11-11-22), 14 penalty minutes, and a plus-two rating. Prior to joining HC Kometa Brno of the Extraliga, he played for HC Kometa Brno U18, ranking tied for second in team scoring during the 2016.17 season with 48 points (21-27-48) in 35 games, before leading the team with 13 points (6-7-13) in 10 playoff games.
On the international stage, Plasek represented the Czech Republic at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships in Victoria and Vancouver, recording one assist in five games.
A native of Prerov, Czech Republic, Plasek was originally drafted by Vancouver in the sixth round, 175th overall, in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.