Jakub Vrana had a career year in Washington, scoring 24 goals and tallying 47 points in 82 games. Vrana’s scintillating season is continuing in Bratislava.
Vrana scored on his first career shift with the senior Czech Republic national team, beating Henrik Lundqvist on a one-timer.
The young Czech forward was named to the national team on April 29 along with Capitals forward Dmitrij Jaskin. Vrana did not play in any of the tuneup Carlson Hockey Games, potentially nursing a nagging injury.