SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed forward Adam Raska to a standard, three-year entry-level contract. Per club policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Raska finished the 2020-21 season with Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he collected 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists) and 30 penalty minutes in 22 games. He also appeared in eight postseason games with Rimouski, totaling six points (three goals, three assists) and 18 penalty minutes.
Due to COVID-19, Raska began the season in his native Czech Republic where he skated in two games with HC Ocelari Trinec (Czech) and was a teammate of Sharks goaltender Josef Korenar. In addition, Raska appeared in 11 games with HC Frydek-Mistek (Czech2), collecting one assist and 12 penalty minutes.
Raska, 19, was also a member of Team Czech Republic at the 2021 World Junior Championships, where he tallied one assist and six penalty minutes in four games.
Over his two-year career in Rimouski, the hard-nosed forward has skated in 57 games, collecting 46 points (25 goals, 21 assists), 67 penalty minutes and a plus-14 rating.
Internationally, Raska has represented the Czech Republic on multiple occasions, including in the 2020 and 2021 World Junior Championships and 2019 U-18 World Junior Championships.
The five-foot-eleven, 175-pound native of Frydek-Mistek, Czech Republic was originally selected by San Jose in the seventh round (201st overall) of the 2020 NHL Draft.