The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed 2020 second-round pick Jan Mysak to a three-year entry level deal. The news was announced on Tuesday morning. The deal carries Mysak through the 2023-24 season.
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Jan Mysak Inks Entry-Level Contract with Canadiens
The 18-year-old is a Native of Litvinov, Czech Republic. He was drafted with the 48th overall selection in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. It was the second of back-to-back picks the Canadiens had, using the first on American-born Luke Tuch.
Mysak played for his hometown team during the 2020-21 season, registering one assist in 11 games, before coming to North America. He also represented the Czech Republic in the 2021 World Junior Hockey Championships, where he registered two goals and one assist in five games.
Since returning to North America, Mysak has been playing with the Laval Rocket, the Canadiens AHL affiliate. In 13 games, he has registered two goals.
Canadiens Secure Another Piece of Their Future With Mysak Deal
Mysak looks like a very promising piece to the Canadiens’ bright future. At just 18 years old, he has handled himself very well in his North American professional debut. Mysak was thought to be one of the biggest steals in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, as many thought he would be selected in the first round. Last Word’s Ben Kerr had him ranked as the 30th skater overall in last year’s draft.
Mysak plays a solid 200-foot game and possesses an excellent shot. He has the versatility to play centre or wing, however, as Ben Kerr describes in his scouting report, Mysak needs to work on his skating ability. Because of this, he projects more as a winger in the future. However, if he is able to improve his skating ability, Mysak could develop into a solid 200-foot centre at the NHL level. Regardless of where he slots into the lineup in the future, Mysak has all the tools to become an effective top-six player for the Canadiens. He will take some time developing with coach Joel Bouchard in Laval for now, however, it’s just another piece of the puzzle for the Canadiens. The future is bright for Mysak and the Canadiens.