Josef Korenar to Entry-Level Contract

“Josef is a goaltender that has been on our radar for a while now, following his success with HC Dukla Jihlava in the Czech league and with Lincoln of the United States Hockey League last season, and he really cemented his status at our development camp this summer,” said Sharks Assistant General Manager Joe Will.

The 19-year-old netminder split time between HC Dukla Jihlava’s U-18 and U-20 team in the Czech leagues from 2014-16, and represented the Czech Republic at both the U-18 World Jr.

The six-foot-one, 175-pound native of Humpolec, Czech Republic was also ranked as the fourth-best European goaltending prospect by NHL Central Scouting ahead of the 2016 NHL Draft.