“He had a fantastic season. I’m counting on it for next year, but anything can happen by June 15th. We probably won’t help. Since the player is under contract with us, he cannot go to our farm or ECHL, he must sign an NHL contract. Of course, it depends on the NHL teams, because they also have a limited number of contracts, “admitted then the Liberec coach and sports manager Patrik Augusta.
And it happened. The 21-year-old striker signed a two-year rookie contract with Flames as an undrafted free agent. “I think I still have time for that, and I will continue in Liberec next year. I believe that my time will come, “Adam Klapka reacted two weeks ago to a possible departure overseas, where he had already played for the Tri-City Storm team in the American junior USHL two years ago.
Adam Klapka is having a famous year. He started on a Liberec farm in Venice, during the season he established himself in the White Tigers. “I came to Venice to be valid there, and I didn’t even think I could fly to A,” he admitted.
Alongside seasoned fighters like Jelínek or Birner, he finally scored 18 Canadian points (6 + 12) and 4 in the playoffs (1 + 3) in the basic part. “It’s my best season. I believe that others will be even better and I will show that I know far more than I have shown so far, “he hoped.
He finished the year with the national team preparing for the World Cup, but did not make it to the final preparations. “Even if someone told me before the season that I would leave the national team a week before the World Cup, I would honestly take it all ten. I’m glad to see older and more experienced boys who have already won a few championships. It gives me an impetus for further work so that I can be even better, and next year he stayed there even longer than now, “Klapka wished.
In addition, he scored the first national team goal in mid-April. “I guess I’ll remember him forever, it’s a dream come true,” concluded the smiling 201-inch-tall Slavia, who came to Ještěd in 2018. And just as unforgettable is the first signing of a contract in the NHL.