General Manager Ron Hextall announced on Tuesday that the Penguins have re-signed forward Radim Zohorna to a two-year contract. See their official announcement below.
Penguins Re-Sign Forward Radim Zohorna to a Two-Year Contract
The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Radim Zohorna to a two-year contract, it was announced today by general manager Ron Hextall.
The contract, which is two-way in 2021-22 and one-way in 2022-23, runs through the ‘22-23 season and carries an average annual value of $750,000 at the NHL level.
“Radim impressed us last season with his ability to transition to the smaller ice surface quickly and adapt his game,” said Penguins general manager Ron Hextall. “He is a power forward with a lot of potential and we are excited to watch him continue to grow as a player.”
Zohorna, 25, played his first season in North America in 2020-21 with the Penguins organization, splitting time between Pittsburgh, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, and Pittsburgh’s taxi squad. With Pittsburgh, Zohorna recorded four points (2G-2A) in eight appearances. The rookie recorded his first NHL goal on his first career shot on March 25 against Buffalo, becoming the 22nd Penguins player to score a goal in his first career game.
The 6-foot-6, 220-pound Zohorna played 12 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and notched three goals, eight assists and 11 points.
Prior to the beginning of the Penguins’ 2020-21 season, Zohorna played on a loan with BK Mlada Boleslav, recording 12 goals, 10 assists and 22 points in 21 games.
Zohorna played parts of seven seasons in the Czech Republic’s top professional league between 2014-21, the Czech Extraliga, split between BK Mlada Boleslav and HC Kometa Brno.
A native of Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, the undrafted forward is a two-time Czech Extraliga Champion, both with HC Kometa Brno in 2017 and 2018. Zohorna was a vital member of HC Kometa Brno’s 2018 championship team, where he was tied for sixth on the team with a career-high seven playoff points (3G-4A) in 14 games, which included the opening goal in championship-clinching game.