The Montreal Canadiens announced that they have agreed to the terms of a two-year contract with 21-year-old giant format goaltender Jakub Dobeš on Friday afternoon.

The pact will be in effect for the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons. It will allow the Czech to pocket an amount with an annual value of $925,000.

The 6’5″ goalkeeper has also signed an agreement with the school club, the Laval Rocket, and will thus be able to complete the season in the American Hockey League.

The Habs’ 2020 fifth-round pick was 21-16-3 in 40 games this season with Ohio State University in the NCAA Big Ten Division. Dobeš posted a 2.31 goals-against-average and .918 save percentage, down slightly from his numbers in 2021-22 (2.26 goals-against-average and .934 save percentage). percentage of stops).

In both campaigns, he earned a spot as one of ten “semi-finalists” for the Mike Richter Trophy, which recognizes the top goaltender in the NCAA. On both occasions, he was dropped from the final list of nominees.