Vegas Golden Knights general manager announced the team's signing of prospect Jakub Brabenec to a three-year entry-level contract on Saturday.
The deal is worth $856,667 against the cap per season and will run for three years, taking the forward into the 2024-25 season.
This deal has no effect on the Golden Knight's current salary cap space nor their 50-player contract limit.
Brabenec is a 19-year-old center who was drafted in the fourth round of the 2021 NHL Draft by the VGK, 102th overall.
He is currently playing with the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL and leads their team in scoring 25 points in 27 games.
Brabenec crossed paths with fellow Golden Knights prospects Lukas Cormier and Patrick Guay with the Islanders.
A native of Brno, Czechia, Brabenec was drafted out of the Czechia Extraliga where he played in starting in 2019-20. Brabenec is expected to once again represent Team Czechia at the upcoming 2023 World Junior Championships.
Elite Prospects describes Brabenec's game as the following.
"He seems to know his next play before the puck comes to him. He flashes deception, anticipates seams, controls his skating to attack them, sees opportunities to hide at the top of the offensive zone to pop in the slot for passes, and generally supports plays well — even if connecting them can prove a bit more difficult."
Brabenec was listed in tier five of our Golden Knights prospect pyramid this past summer.