UConn senior forward Jachym Kondelik has signed an entry-level contract with the Nashville Predators, the club announced Monday. It is a two-year contract which will start at the start of the 2022-23 season.
I am forever grateful for all the friends and memories I have made over the past four years at UCONN. That being said, I’m excited for this next opportunity with the @predsnhl organization. I am forever grateful to everyone who has helped me along the way! pic.twitter.com/lah1pXBdAJ
— Jachym Kondelik (@kondelik_jacym) March 21, 2022
Kondelik was a fourth-round pick (11th overall) of the Predators in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft. During his four-year career with the Huskies, he became the program’s all-time leader in assists (Division I Era) and points (Hockey East Era) with 28 goals, 76 assists and 104 points for 126 matches.
As a senior, Kondelik led UConn with 21 assists and 33 points — the latter second in a single season by any Husky during the Hockey East era. He won the award for best defensive forward in hockey and was named to the league’s second team all-star.
During his first campaign, Kondelik had 22 assists – the second-highest single-season total in UConn’s Hockey East era. He finished with at least 20 points every year with the Huskies.
Kondelik is now the second former UConn player in the Predators organization, joining former teammate and Czech native Tomas Vomacka.