UPDATE: On Tuesday the Blackhawks made it official, announcing a one-year deal with Czech defenseman Michal Kempny.
Kempny, who turns 26 in early September, played for the Czech Republic in this year’s World Championships and the KHL during the 2015-16 season. He had five goals and 16 assists in 59 games with Omsk Avangard last season in the KHL. He was named the KHL Defenseman of the Week three times during the 2015-16 season.
Listed at 6-0 and 194 pounds and is a left-handed shot, Kempny finished the World Championships with two goals and 16 shots on net in eight games.
Michal Kempny’s deal with #Blackhawks would be entry level so a 1-year deal with a cap hit somewhere between $575,000 – $925,000.
— General Fanager (@generalfanager) May 23, 2016