Columbus Blue Jackets‘ 6th round pick in the 2011 draft (#158 overall), Czech Republic-born rookie center Lukas Sedlak(28) had himself a decent first year with minor league affiliate Springfield Falcons. He appeared in 54 AHL games scoring 8 goals and 6 assists with a -1 rating.
The 6′ 209 lbs. skater played like a power forward and got his share of dings throughout the regular season.
He’s been in a few training camps with the parent club since he was selected and was grabbed in the 1st round of the CHL import draft by Chicoutimi Sangueneens to put his game on display in North America.
He already had four seasons of junior hockey in his home country and arrived somewhat late to these shores as an 18-year old.
He would turn pro after only two campaigns putting up 32 goals and 47 assists in 98 games in the QMJHL.
Signed to a three-year entry level deal through 2015/2016, he should compete for an NHL roster spot in his sophomore campaign.
A strong showing for the now 21-year old in the Calder Cup Playoffs will definitely help his chances.