NEW YORK, July 15, 2022 – New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that the team has agreed to terms with forward Adam Sykora on a three-year, entry-level contract.
Sykora, 17, was selected by the Blueshirts in the second round, 63rd overall, of the 2022 NHL Entry Draft. The Piestany, Slovakia native played the majority of his 2021-22 season professionally with HK Nitra in the Slovak Extraliga, recording 10 goals and seven assists for 17 points in 46 games. He also skated in 19 playoff games, notching two goals and three assists for five points.
In two seasons with Nitra, the 5-10, 172 pound forward has registered 10 goals and nine assists for 19 points and a plus-3 rating in 61 games. Sykora has also competed with Nitra’s U20, U18, and U16 clubs.
On July 1, 2022, Sykora was selected first overall by the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) in the CHL’s Import Draft.
Internationally, Sykora has skated for Slovakia in several tournaments, including the 2021-22 World Championships where he notched three points (2G-1A) in six games. Sykora also earned a silver medal in the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in 2021-22.