Less than a week after going first overall at the NHL draft, Juraj Slafkovsky has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.
Slafkovsky was named MVP of the 2022 Olympics after leading Slovakia to a bronze medal with seven goals. It marked Slovakia's best result in Olympic competition.
From The Hockey News' prospect expert Ryan Kennedy: "Big, talented and edgy, Slafkovsky had a wild international schedule that saw him turn heads at the Olympics and the worlds. Playing in Finland, the Slovakian teen had decent numbers, but there's still a lot of potential, too."
Slafkovsky had 10 points in the top Finnish league with TPS as well as 18 points at the U-20 level.
It'll be interesting to see if Slafkovsky can crack Montreal's roster next season, but you can believe he's clearly