Thursday, May 18, 2017

Czech Defenseman Jan Rutta Looking at NHL Offers

It looks like Czech defenseman Jan Rutta is coming to the NHL.

According to his agent, Allan Walsh, Rutta will make a decision on NHL offers soon:

TSN Insider Darren Dreger reports that the 26-year-old Czech is garnering big interest from the Edmonton Oilers and perhaps the Calgary Flames.

The 6'0" 210-lb defenseman scored 32 points in 46 games for Chomutov Pirati of the Czech League last season.

Rutta just finished up playing for the Czechs in the IIHF World Hockey Championships, and was named the Czech player of the game in the Czech Republic's quarterfinal loss to Russia on Thursday.