The Toronto Maple Leafs announced Wednesday they have signed defenseman Filip Kral to a three-year, entry-level contract and defenseman Kristians Rubins to a two-year, entry-level deal.
Kral, 20, was a fifth-round selection (149th overall) by Toronto in the 2018 NHL Draft and has spent the past three seasons with the Spokane Chiefs of the Western Hockey League.
The Czech Republic native has recorded 12 goals and 37 assists in 53 games for Spokane in 2019-20 and ranks 10th among WHL defensemen in points per game (0.92).
A member of the Czech Republic team at the 2018 and 2019 Ice Hockey World Junior Championships, Kral has registered 31 goals and 89 assists in 154 career games with the Chiefs.
Rubins had two goals and 12 assists in 47 games for the Toronto Marlies in his first full season in the American Hockey League in 2019-20.
The 22-year-old originally signed with the Maple Leafs organisation in August 2018 and spent most of the 2018-19 with Toronto's East Coast Hockey League affiliate, the Newfoundland Growlers.