BREAKING: Blackhawks sign Michal Teplý to entry level deal


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.

About Jeff Osborn

Jeff has covered the Blackhawks since 2009 with his former website and podcast The Puckin Hostile Shoutcast until 2017, when he moved over to The Rink. After a short hiatus to cover the inaugural Seattle Kraken season, he came back to Blackhawks coverage and started "The Net Perspective" podcast to discuss goaltending and goaltender development.


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