A Wheat Kings forward core with depth, size, and skill, has officially added a little bit more of all three. The team is proud to announce forward Dominik Petr has signed a WHL Scholarship and Development Agreement, and will join them for the 2023-24 season.
Petr, who stands 6-foot-2 and 165 pounds, split last season between the U18 and U20 leagues in Finland. He posted nine points in eight games for Lukko’s U18 squad and suited up in 18 games at the U20 level, picking up a goal. He also potted four goals in seven playoff games for the U18 team.
“We view Dominik as a very solid two-way forward that can help us on both sides of the puck,” said Wheat Kings General Manager Marty Murray. “He’s a 200-foot-player with a good frame that we felt has the tools to produce at the WHL level.”
Petr also already has extensive international experience representing his home country of Czechia. He’s played in the past two World Under-18 championships, most recently serving as an assistant captain for the team and posting two goals and two assists in five games. He’s also represented Czechia twice at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, posting seven total points in nine games over his two appearances at the tournament.
Previous Import Draft picks from Czechia for the Wheat Kings include Daniel Bukac (2016), Richard Nejezchleb (2012), Jakub Sindel (2004), Jiri Jakes (2000), Jan Fadrny (1998) and Ladislav Kohn (1993).
Petr will join returning defenseman Andrei Malyavin as the team’s second import player for 2023-24.