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Zadina signs entry-level contract with Red Wings

No. 6 pick in 2018 Draft had 82 points for Halifax in QMJHL last season @NHLdotcom

Filip Zadina, who was the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Zadina, 18, had 82 points (44 goals, 38 assists) in 57 games last season with Halifax of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and eight points (seven goals, one assist) in seven games for the Czech Republic at the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The forward is the sixth player selected in the first round of the 2018 draft to sign, joining forward Andrei Svechnikov, the No. 2 pick by the Carolina Hurricanes; forward Jesperi Kotkaniemi, the No. 3 pick by the Montreal Canadiens; center Barrett Hayton, the No. 5 pick by the Arizona Coyotes; defenseman Adam Boqvist, the No. 8 pick by the Chicago Blackhawks; and center Martin Kaut, the No. 16 pick by the Colorado Avalanche.

Tweet from @filip_zadina: Just wanna say HUGE thanks to my family, agents and Especially to my teammates I would not be here in Detroit organizations without you ! Thanks a lot ! It���s a honour for me to get this opportunity ! I am so excited about upcoming season ! Thank you Detroit!! @DetroitRedWings

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