5th Round, 149th Overall – Filip Král
Kyle Dubas decided to stay in the Canadian Major Junior Hockey League with his fifth round pick as he selected Filip Král form the Spokane Chiefs.
The Czech Republic born defenseman came over to the Western Hockey League in his draft season and put up 35-points in 54 games leading to his selection by the Toronto Maple Leafs.
After drafted, he played the next two seasons for Spokane collecting 85 points in 100 games, while also representing the Czech Republic in his second World Junior Hockey Championships, after playing the year before.
After COVID shutdown the world he decided to start the 2020-21 season at home before joining the Toronto Marlies at the end of the season.
Over the past two years, Král has continued to play for the Marlies earning a call-up this past season to skate in two regular season games in late October with the Maple Leafs.
Král averaged nearly ten minutes a game over both contests but was returned to the Marlies where he finished out year.
When the off-season came, the organization decided not to tender him a contract and after two weeks of not signing with another NHL team, Král signed a one-year deal with the Lahti Pelicans of the Finnish hockey league.