Spokane Chiefs defenceman Filip Kral and former Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman Kristians Rubins have signed entry-level contracts with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Kral’s deal is a standard three-year, entry-level contract while Rubins’ deal is a two-year, entry-level contract.
A product of Blansko, Czech Republic, Kral recorded 49 points (12G-37A), including three power-play goals and four game-winning goals in 53 games to set career-high totals in all three main offensive categories. The 6-foot-1, 175-pound defenceman was chosen by the Maple Leafs in the fifth round, 149th overall, of the 2018 NHL Draft. The Chiefs originally chose Kral in the second round, 78th overall, of the 2017 Canadian Hockey League Import Draft.