The Ducks have signed left wing Ondrej Kase
to a three-year entry-level contract beginning in the 2015-16 season. Per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kase, 19 (11/8/95), helped Chomutov of the Czech-2 league to its respective league championship this spring, collecting 6-5=11 points with four penalty minutes (PIM) in 11 playoff games. Among postseason leaders, Kase ranked tied for eighth in scoring, tied for sixth in goals and tied for fourth in plus/minus (+7). He also appeared in 37 regular-season games with Chomutov in 2014-15, scoring 7-14=21 points with a +16 rating and eight PIM.
Selected by Anaheim in the seventh round (205th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft, the Kadan, Czech Republic native has represented his country in numerous international tournaments. He has appeared in consecutive World Junior Championships for the Czech Republic, earning 1-1=2 points in five games in 2015 and 1-2=3 points in five games in 2014. Kase collected the game-winning tally against Slovakia that clinched a spot in the quarterfinals at the 2014 tournament in Sweden. At the 2013 Under-18 World Championship, the 5-11, 170-pound winger was named one of his country’s top three players after collecting 1-2=3 points in five games.