Canadiens sign Czech forward Jiri Sekac to a two-year ELC

The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have signed Czech Republic forward Jiri Sekac to a two-year entry-level contract. Sekac, 22, played in the KHL last season and was a highly sought after young forward by as many as 12 teams. According to Capgeek Sekac’s deal will have a base salary of $925,000 per year but will also include $425,000 in performance bonuses and a $92,500 signing bonus. The annual average value of Jiri Sekac’s contract will be $1,350,000.

Official release,

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of free agent forward Jiri Sekac to a two-year contract (2014-15 and 2015-16).

In 47 games with the KHL’s Lev Prague in 2013-14, Sekac collected 28 points (11 goals, 17 assists). He ranked second on his team in assists and points, and tied for second in goals. The 6’0’’ and 174 lbs forward added three powerplay goals and two winning tallies. Sekac totaled 81 shots on goal and maintained a +12 differential. He recorded eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in 21 playoff contests.

Sekac, 21, registered 39 points (13 goals, 26 assists) and served 30 penalty minutes in 109 regular season contests since making his professional debut with Poprad Lev in 2011-12. He suited up for Sparta Prague (Czech Extraliga) during the 2012-13 season, registering 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists).

A native of Kladno, Czech Republic, Sekac also played with the OHL’s Peterborough Petes in 2009-10 and with the USHL’s Youngstown Phantoms from 2009 to 2011.