TSN Insider Darren Dreger reports that the 26-year-old Czech is garnering big interest from the Edmonton Oilers and perhaps the Calgary Flames.
Defenseman Jan Rutta named Player of the Game for Czech Republic today. Will make decision on NHL offers soon. https://t.co/NdvwAxzXEd— Allan Walsh (@walsha) May 18, 2017
Multiple NHL offers on Czech dman Jan Rutta. Edmonton is among the CDN teams with interest, but i don't believe they've tabled offer yet.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2017
The 6'0" 210-lb defenseman scored 32 points in 46 games for Chomutov Pirati of the Czech League last season.
Flames are tight lipped, but I'm hearing Calgary is also in on offensive dman Jan Rutta.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2017
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.
Jan Rutta's stats: pic.twitter.com/ByLA18G2dV— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) May 18, 2017