The Habs added some depth to their prospect pool on Monday as they signed defencemen David Sklenicka and Michal Moravcik to two-year, entry-level deals.
Sklenicka, 21, has spent the past four years in HC Plzen’s system. He played in 49 games with them in the Czech Extraliga this season, recording three goals and nine assists along with 22 penalty minutes and a 17 rating. He also picked up a goal and a helper in ten postseason contests.
Moravcik, 23, has spent his entire career in Plzen’s system, starting out at the under-16 level back in 2009-10. In 2017-18, he had a career-high 16 points (5-11-16) in 52 games along with 28 PIMS and a +25 rating. He was particularly productive in the postseason with three goals and four assists in ten games.
Both players suited up for the Czechs at the recently-completed World Championships. Sklenicka picked up two assists in eight games while averaging 15:29 per game while Moravcik recorded a goal and two helpers in that span while averaging 16:34 per contests.
Per the team, they both will receive the maximum $925,000 salary (which includes a $92,500 signing bonus) as well as the maximum $70,000 AHL salary.
With Montreal having a lot of depth at the NHL level on the left side, it would appear likely that both Sklenicka and Moravcik will start out with Laval next season.