Hearing Czech D Jakub Nakladal close to finalizing an NHL deal. Among finalists are the three Cs — CAL, CAR, CHI.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 18, 2015
Jakub Nakladal, 27, most recently played for the Czech Republic at the World Championships where he recorded five assists in ten games. He has represented the Czech Republic in the last three World Championships.
Listed at 6-2 and 198 pounds, he registered three goals and 12 assists with 63 penalty minutes in 50 games with the TPS Turku team in the SM Liiga. Nakladal played the previous three seasons in the KHL.