Tuesday, May 22, 2012
It Appears That Jakub Culek Has Signed An ELC
According to this post on French website sportsjuniors.com, Sens prospect Jakub Culek has signed a three year entry level contract with the Ottawa Senators. Culek is from the Czech Republic and was the Sens 3rd round pick in 2010, 76th overall.
The 6ft3, 185lb left winger had 40 points in 55 games this season for Rimouski of the QMJHL. While it appears he has somewhat regressed from the potential the Sens had for him a few years ago, I've always been impressed with him for the most part when seeing him play at rookie/training camps. I think he has the size and skill to potentially be a solid NHL Player.
The Senators would have lost his rights on June 1st had he not signed by then, which I'm sure has a lot to do with the timing of the signing.
Hat tip to @SensChirp for the info. I will update when/if it becomes official.