Nashville, Tenn. (May 7, 2018) - Nashville Predators President of Hockey Operations/General Manager David Poile announced Monday that the club has signed defenseman Filip Pyrochta (pay-ROCK-ta) to a two-year, entry-level contract.
Pyrochta, 21 (6/24/96), notched 12 points (3g-9a) in 42 games with the Czech Extraliga's Bili Tygri Liberec in 2017-18. It was Pyrochta's second professional season - he played 43 games with same club in 2016-17, tallying two goals and four assists and helping them post 103 points in the regular season to lead the Extraliga. Before returning to play in his native Czech Repbulic, he spent two seasons in the QMJHL with the Victoriaville Tigres and Val-d'Or Foreurs, tallying 60 points (13g-47a) in 129 games.
Never drafted, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound blueliner was called up to the Czech Republic team for the 2018 IIHF World Championship. The Trebic was a member of two Czech Under-18 World Championship teams and served as an alternate captain on the 2014 squad that earned a silver medal.