Canadiens sign goalie Jakub Dobes to entry-level contract

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed goalie prospect Jakub Dobes to a two-year, entry-level contract.

The contract begins next season. Dobes also signed an American Hockey League contract to finish the 2022-23 campaign with Montreal's affiliate, the Laval Rocket.

Dobes, a 21-year-old from Ostrava, Czechia, posted a 2.31 goals-against average and a .918 save percentage in 40 games with Ohio State University in the NCAA this season.

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The Canadiens selected Dobes in the fifth round of the 2020 NHL draft.

The six-foot-four, 201-pound netminder played two seasons in the United States Hockey League's Omaha Lancers before joining Ohio State in 2021.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 31, 2023.

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