The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has signed goaltender Lukas Dostal to a three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dostal, 18 (6/22/00), split the majority of the 2018-19 season with Horacka Slavia Trebic (Czech Rep. - 2) and Ilves (Finland - Liiga), going 19-13-2 with four shutouts, a 2.29 GAA and .917 SV% in 34 games. Dostal also recorded a 1.25 GAA and .957 SV% in four 2019 World Junior Championship games with the Czech Republic. The 6-2, 170-pound goaltender led the tournament in SV%, co-led in fewest goals allowed (5), and ranked second in GAA.
Selected by Anaheim in the third round (85th overall) of the 2018 NHL Draft, Dostal led Kometa Brno's Under-20 team to a league championship in 2017-18. That season Dostal paced all playoff netminders with a 1.40 GAA and .959 SV% in seven games. Along with appearing in the 2019 World Junior Championship, the Brno, Czech Republic native has represented his country in additional international tournaments, including winning silver at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial.