Ilves has signed Czech defenseman Dominik Mašín, 25, to a contract that extends to the end of this season.
The 188-centimeter, 90-kilo, left-handed defenseman has previously played in the AHL and the KHL. In the KHL, Mašín has played for Amur Khabarovsk since last season recording 2+9=11 points in 47 regular season games. Mašín is a second-round pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2014 NHL Draft.
Mašín arrives in Finland on Saturday and will be available for Ilves immediately after all the steps concerning international player moves have been completed. Dominik Mašín will wear the number 97 in Ilves.
– We are very satisfied that, at this point in the season, we could acquire a player who can help us in every area of the game. Dominik brings versatility to our game and plays well with and without the puck. He can endure a lot of ice time and will help us win, said Ilves’ Sports Director Timo Koskela.
Ilves’ contract situation for the 2021–2022 season
Marek Langhamer 2022, Vadim Žerenko 2022+1
Dominik Mašín 2022, Karri Aho 2022+1, Santeri Airola 2022+1, Aleksi Elorinne 2022, Otto Heinonen 2024, Veeti Hietaniemi 2024+1, Simon Johansson 2022, Les Lancaster 2022+1, Leo Lööf 2022+1, Jarkko Parikka 2022, Niko Peltola 2022, Tuomas Salmela 2024
Nicholas Baptiste 2022, Nikolai Hakala 2023+1, Joni Ikonen 2022, Joona Ikonen 2024, Petri Kontiola 2022, Joona Korhonen 2023+1, Jakub Kos 2023+1, Panu Mieho 2022, Matias Mäntykivi 2023, Miro Nalli 2023, Jani Nyman 2023+1, Joonas Oden 2023, Eetu Päkkilä 2024, Antti Saarela 2022, Balázs Sebők 2022, Eemeli Suomi 2022, Santeri Virtanen 2023