Defenseman Libor Hajek, who attended the Pittsburgh Penguins’ training camp on a professional tryout agreement, has signed an American Hockey League contract with their farm team in Wilkes-Barre.
Hajek, 25, was chosen by Tampa Bay in the second round of the 2017 NHL draft. He has appeared in 110 NHL games with the New York Rangers and 118 AHL games with the Hartford Wolf Pack and Syracuse Crunch.
He had one goal in 16 games with the Rangers in 2022-23.
It’s noteworthy that Hajek will not count against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton “veterans” quota, based on AHL eligibility standards, because he has appeared in fewer than 260 pro games.