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Islanders agree to 1-year deal with forward Jan Kovar

July 9, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with forward Jan Kovar.

Kovar chose the Islanders among several teams interested in signing him.

The 28-year-old Kovar played the past five seasons in Russia’s Kontinental Hockey League with Magnitogorsk Metallurg, averaging more than a point per game with 286 points (97 goals and 189 assists) in 285 games.

Prior to his years in the KHL, Kovar played for Plzen HC in the Czech Extraliga. He scored 162 points (60 goals and 102 assists) in 236 games.

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