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Sharks Sign Forward Lukas Radil

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has signed free agent forward Lukas Radil (LOO-kahsh RAH-deel) to a one-year contact. 

"Lukas is a big-bodied, puck possession forward who has been playing professional hockey at a high level for seven-plus seasons," said Wilson. "He is coming off his most successful year yet, and has represented his country on the world's biggest stages. We feel his game will translate well to the way we play and we're excited to welcome him to San Jose next season."  

Radil, 27, posted 38 points (16 goals, 22 assists) and a plus-11 rating in 51 games with Spartak (Moscow) of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), ranking second on the team in goals, assists, points, power-play goals (8), shots on goal (131). His plus-11 rating led all Spartak skaters. In addition, Radil represented the Czech Republic at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and registered four penalty minutes in six games. 

In 164 career KHL games with Spartak, Radil recorded 103 points (41 goals, 62 assists), 92 penalty minutes and a plus-16 rating, and added two penalty minutes in three career KHL playoff games. Prior to his time in the KHL, the forward spent parts of eight seasons with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga, the highest league in the Czech Republic, where he potted 103 points (30 goals, 73 assists) and a plus-16 rating in 230 games as his team won the 2011-12 Czech Extraliga Championship. 

In international play, Radil has represented his native Czech Republic several times, including the 2018 Winter Olympics, the 2017 World Championship and the Euro Hockey Tour (EHT) from 2014-18. 

The six-foot-four, 200-pound forward is a native of Caslav, Czech Republic.

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