Marek Svatos signs with Avangard Omsk (Photo © Getty Images)
28 years old Marek Svatos signed with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. He was an unrestricted free agent.
The forward was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the 2001 NHL Draft, and played with the Avs a total of six seasons.
Svatos scored a 164 points in 316 NHL career games. He won the Memorial Cup with the Kootenay Ice of the WHL in the 2002.
Svatos struggled in producing constantly, mostly due to his size and injury proneness. Avangard Omsk now has a good contingent of Czech and Slovakian players, having in their team also Jaromir Jagr, Roman Cervenka and Martin Skoula.
Svatos signed a one year deal with the Siberian team.