SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) general manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has re-signed forward Lukas Radil to a one-year contract extension. The extension covers the 2019-20 season. Subject to team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
"He has seized the opportunity that he has been given and earned his place on our team," said Wilson. "His love for the game is apparent as is his character and maturity to how he plays the game. We feel that his game will continue to grow."
Appearing in his first NHL season, Radil has posted eight points (5g, 3a) including a +8 rating in 18 games, which ranks third on the Sharks in plus/minus. Radil made his NHL debut November 23 vs Vancouver, scored his first career NHL goal December 8 at Arizona and had it stand as the game-winning goal. His first career NHL assist came December 10 vs New Jersey.
Radil appeared in 11 games for the San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) at the start of the 2018-19 season, logging six points (1g, 5a) in 11 contests. He was recalled by the Sharks November 20, 2018.
Prior to the 2018-19 season, Radil played in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) for Spartak Moskva for three seasons, appearing in 164 games and scoring 103 points (41g, 62a). He also played professionally in the Czech league, registering 103 points (36g, 67a) in 230 contests.
Internationally, Radil represented the Czech Republic in the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics, appearing in six games. During the 2016-17 season, he played for Czech Republic at the World Championships, logging seven games and two points (1g, 1a).
The six-foot-four, 205-pound native of Caslav, Czech Republic was originally signed by San Jose as a free agent on Apr. 3, 2018.