Goalkeeper Škarek signed a new two-year contract with the Islanders in the NHL

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Brankář Škarek signed a new two-year contract with the Islanders in the NHL

Illustration photo – Hockey goalkeeper Jakub Škarek.

New York – Hockey goalie Jakub Škarek extended his time in the NHL with the New York Islanders. He signed a new two-year two-way contract with the club today as a protected free agent. The islanders reported on the agreement on the website.

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According to information from the server capfriendly.com, Škarek, born and raised in Jihlava, would have a salary of 775,000 dollars a year as a member of the first team, 85,000 dollars during his stay on the farm in the first season, and 105,000 dollars in the second.

The 23-year-old Škarek was the Islanders' choice from the 72nd position in the 2018 draft. He has been working overseas since the 2019/20 season, but the participant of three U20 world championships has yet to make his debut in the NHL.

Last season in the lower AHL, Škarek caught 38 games for the farm team from Bridgeport with an average of 3.37 goals conceded per game, had a save success rate of 89.2 percent and kept two clean sheets.

In four seasons in the AHL, Škarek has konte in the regular season of 103 games with an average of 3.34 goals conceded, a save success rate of 89.3 percent and four clean sheets. He made his debut in the playoffs last year and in one duel had an average of 2.54 and a success rate of 91.2 percent.