The Detroit Red Wings have signed undrafted Czech winger Tomáš Nosek to a two-year entry-level contract, the team announced Saturday.
The 21-year-old left winger has spent the past three seasons with HC Pardubice of the Czech Extraliga. This past season he led the team with 44 points in 52 games.
He has some decent size -- 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds -- and shoots left.
He captained Czech's team at the IIHF World Junior Championships in 2011-12.
It should be interesting to see him at training camp and possibly the pre-season.
If HC Pardubice sounds familiar (which I am sure it does), maybe it's because goalie Dominik Hasek spent nine seasons with the team in the 1980s before his NHL career. Hasek went back to Pardubice in 2009-10 for one season
Here is one more very obscure Red Wings-Pardubice connection: Jakub Kindl played one game with Pardubice in 2002-03 before he came to North America to play for the OHL's Kitchener Rangers.
That's your Red Wings trivia for the day.
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Here is an interview with Nosek from February. Sorry, I can't translate.
Here is one from October, 2013: