Goaltender Vitek Vanecek, picked this June in the second round of the 2014 NHL draft, has signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Washington Capitals, the team announced Tuesday.

With a desire to secure a netminder after drafting winger Jakub Vrana 13th overall, the Capitals traded up to nab Vanecek, responding a an early run of goaltenders — three were taken between No. 34 and No. 37. The Caps shipped their No. 44 and No. 74 picks to Buffalo for the No. 39 pick. Like Vrana, Vanecek hails from the Czech Republic and participated at Washington’s development camp last week, one of four goalies in attendance.

The 18-year-old spent last season with Liberec of his home country’s under-20 league, posting a 2.64 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage over 39 games.