Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that Petr Cajka (CHAI-kuh), the 11th overall selection in the Canadian Hockey League Import Draft, has committed to the team and come to terms on an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement.
“We’re thrilled to receive commitment from Petr and welcome him and his family into the Otters organization,” General Manager Dave Brown said. “Petr is a responsible player with an excellent hockey IQ and has shown that he can compete at this level. He’s a dedicated athlete and shares the characteristics the organization values, and we’re excited to assist him as he grows as a young man.”
Cajka, Erie’s first round pick, 11th overall, in the 2018 CHL Import Draft, spent last season with Zug U20 of the Swiss Elite Jr. A league. The Kadan, Czech Republic native tallied 21 points (8G-13A) in the 2017-18 campaign, good for seventh on his club. The 6-foot, 168-pound forward represented his home country at the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship this past April, where his two-point (1G-1A) performance, including the game winning goal, eliminated Team Canada to send the Czech Republic into medal rounds. Cajka also won a silver medal with the Czech Republic at the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. The 17-year-old is eligible for 2019 NHL Draft.
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