Former Vancouver Canucks prospect Adam Polasek has signed with HC Sparta Praha of the Czech Extraliga.
It sounds like it will be a one-year contract for the rest of this season with the option for 2014-15 season.
“It is the defender of the year 1991, which this season still falls within the necessary quota of young players. It has excellent physical conditions and experience of playing hockey overseas. For us wasn’t so much on the eyes, but in the youth teams he worked regularly, “says coach Josef Jandač.
Polasek comes to Sparta with a contract until the end of the season, with the possibility of a two-year option. “We believe that rapidly adapts to European hockey and will be beneficial for us not only now, but also in the future,” said coach Extraliga leader.
Polasek and Canucks came to a mutual agreement to terminate the contract on December 24. He cleared unconditional waivers and became a free agent on Christmas.
The 22 year old defenceman was in the final year of a three-year entry-level contract signed in 2011 that paid him $67,500 in the minors this season.
The Canucks originally drafted in the fifth round, 145th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft from the P.E.I. Rocket (now Charlottetown Islanders) of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.