Kennewick, WA – Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has selected 2003-born right winger Petr Moravec at 57th overall in the 2021 CHL Import Draft.
Moravec, a six-foot and 181-pound native of the Czech Republic, played last season in the Czech2 league with HC Stadion Litomerice. He recorded one goal and three assists in ten games played. He also played in the Czech U20 league with HK Hradec Kralove where he contributed one goal and three assists through four games.
“Petr is a highly skilled offensive player with good vision and hockey IQ,” stated Tory. “He is a strong skater with very good acceleration and compete level. He plays with creativity and distributes the puck well.”
NHL Central Scouting lists Moravec 82nd amongst international skaters as a prospect for the upcoming 2021 NHL Draft.
Over the past two seasons, Moravec has international experience playing with the Czech Republic at the World U-17 Hockey Challenge and the U-18 World Championship where he was teammates with Americans prospect Tomas Suchanek.
Suchanek, a 2003-born goaltender from the Czech Republic, was selected ninth overall by the Americans in the 2020 CHL Import Draft. He will fill the second import player spot on Tri-City’s roster for the upcoming season.
Moravec and Suchanek will join the Americans in Kennewick this fall. The 2021-22 season begins on Friday, October 1 as the Americans take on the Portland Winterhawks at the Toyota Center.
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