SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has assigned defenseman Radim Simek on a conditioning assignment to the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda), the team's top development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Simek, 27, made his NHL debut on Dec. 2, 2018 at Montreal (@CanadiensMTL) for San Jose, and appeared in a total of 41 games for the Sharks, logging nine points (one goal, eight assists). He scored his first career NHL goal Dec. 10 vs New Jersey (@NJDevils) and became the ninth set of teammates with Lukas Radil in NHL history to score their first career goal and have it stand as the game-winning goal in consecutive games. Simek was also one of just three Sharks defensemen to be a plus-player in each of their first two career NHL games. He was named as the 2018-19 SAP Sharks Rookie of the Year.
The six-foot, 200-pound native of Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic was signed by San Jose as a free agent on May 23, 2017.
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