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The 21-year-old Pyrochta had three goals and nine assists in 42 games this season. He had two goals and four assists in 43 games in 2016-17.

By Associated Press
May 07, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Nashville Predators have signed defenseman Filip Pyrochta to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Pyrochta (pronounced pay-ROCK-ta) has spent the last two seasons with the Czech Extraglia's Bili Tygri Liberec.

The 21-year-old Pyrochta had three goals and nine assists in 42 games this season. He had two goals and four assists in 43 games in 2016-17.

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Before playing the last two years in the Czech Republic, Pyrochta spent two seasons in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Victoriaville Tigres and Val-d'Or Foreurs.

Pyrochta is 6-foot-2 and 192 pounds. He is from Trebic, Czech Republic.

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