The Detroit Red Wings made another roster move Thursday, signing prospect defenseman Filip Hronek to a three-year entry-level deal.
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) July 14, 2016
Hronek, 18, was selected 53rd overall in the second round of this year’s NHL Entry Draft in Buffalo. Known as a solid two-way defender, the Czech Republic-native represented his country at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, notching two assists in five games played.
Hronek spent the 2015-16 season playing for Mountfield HK in his hometown of Hradec Králové in the professional league ‘Czech Extraliga’. In 40 games, he recorded 4 assists and 22 penalty minutes. He was a part of Detroit’s annual Development Camp at Center ICE Arena in Traverse City.
During the 2016 CHL Import Draft, his major junior rights were acquired by the OHL’s Saginaw Spirit, and he’s expected to suit up for them during the 2016-17 season.