IHM Client Urbanec Signs With Dukla Jihlava
International Hockey Management is proud to announce that client, Tomáš Urbanec, has signed with HC Dukla Jihlava in Czech 1.Liga. Urbanec is a 6’2, 181-pound left shot forward, born February 24, 1999. He is entering his rookie season, after an unprecedented junior career, which sadly ended before one final attempt at a championship. Tomáš is entering his second year as a member of the IHM Team.
Jihlava is located between Prague and Brno, a few hours northwest of Urbanec’s hometown of Zlín. Last season, HC Dukla Jihlava finished with a record of 31-16, good for 3rd-most points in the league. Recently dubbed the Chance liga, it is the second-highest professional league in Czech Republic.
Urbanec finished his six-year junior career as the Western States Hockey League’s All-Time Leading Scorer. His amazing career stat line was: 266GP-173G-215A-388PTS. Urbanec spent parts of five seasons with the Long Beach Bombers, winning four Western Division Championships, and setting the franchise records for Games Played, Goals, Assists, & Points. In 2017-2018 he registered a career-high 101-point season. During that time, he was drafted by the Fargo Force of the United States Hockey League. Urbanec finished his career with the reigning back-to-back Thorne Cup Champion El Paso Rhinos. He broke the WSHL All-Time Scoring Record as a member of the Rhinos, and was eyeing a chance to finish his junior career by hoisting a trophy.
International Hockey Management President, Chris White, commented,
“I would be lying if I didn’t say this announcement is a little extra special. I have had the pleasure of watching Tomáš work hard, develop, adapt, produce, and dream, since he was 15 years old. He is an elite goal scorer, who possesses such a unique release. He has the potential, work ethic, and talent to reach the highest level of hockey in Czech Republic. I think HC Dukla Jihlava is going to be very happy with this signing, and will be rewarded greatly for taking a risk on a young player that has been overseas for a very long time. This was a very fair contract offer, and one that I think will pay off well for both player and club."
"Thank you to IHM for all the hard work they have put it for me during this off-season. They were able to put some options together, but ultimately I chose to stay home and sign with Dukla Jihlava. Dukla is a great organization, and I am happy to be part of it."
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