The Carolina Hurricanes announced Friday that 2017 first-round draft selection Martin Necas has been signed to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The deal will pay Necas $832,500 on the NHL level or $70,000 on the American Hockey League level per season. The Czech Republic forward receives a signing bonus of $277,500.
Necas, 18, played last season for HC Kometa Brno of the Czech Extraliga, his country’s top professional league. He had seven goals and earned eight assists in 41 regular-season games, and scored four goals in 10 playoff games as Brno won the league championship.
Necas represented the Czech Republic in the 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship.