As the NHL season continued its indefinite pause, the Chicago Blackhawks announced that they have signed their fourth-round pick from the 2019 draft, forward Michal Teply, to a three year entry level contract.
The 6’3″, 195 lbs, 18-year-old wing was selected 105th overall by the Blackhawks last summer after a successful 23-game stint with the Czech Republic U18 team where he amassed 29 points (9 goals, 20 assists) in 25 games. Teply spent last season with the Winnipeg Ice of the Western Hockey League, recording 63 points (29G, 34A). His 63 points and 34 assists led all WHL rookies while his 29 goals tied him for the league lead by rookies.
Teply represented his country at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships, the 2018 and 2019 IIHF World Junior Championships, and the 2017 World U-17 Hockey Challenge. His three-year contact ($825,833 AAV) runs through the end of the 2022-23 season.
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 10, 2020
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I am so happy and honored that I signed my first NHL contract with @nhlblackhawks. I wanna say thank you to all the people around me who has helped me to get this point. I would never make this without my family, my friends and @wpgicewhl. I can’t forget… my lovely team @bkhb_official thank you❤️