The Czech national striker has extended his contract for another three years.
Jan Kovar switched to EVZ this season with a one-year contract, where he is now one of the key players. Now, the striker, who will turn 30 on 20 March, has decided to continue his career in Zug and extend his contract by three years. "Everything is great here, the team, the whole organisation, the league, the fans, the quality of life - and my family is also feeling one hundred percent at home. I'm looking forward to going into the future with this ambitious club," said the world-class centre explaining its commitment to the EVZ. The contract includes an exit clause for the KHL, which Jan Kovar could make use of at the end of the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons.
Reto Kläy, General Manager Sport, is pleased that Jan Kovar has chosen the EVZ, despite the fact that several clubs from the financially strong KHL have made intensive efforts to obtain him. "Jan is one of the best centres in Europe. He is an absolute team leader, a strong scorer and is present all over the ice. He also plays an important role in the dressing room. He has fulfilled all expectations and will continue to be a cornerstone of our team in the years to come."
Jan Kovar has been a member of the Czech national team since 2013 and has already won three titles at club level: 2013 with Pilsen in the Czech Extra League, 2014 and 2016 with Magnitogorsk in the KHL. In the Russian league he produced 377 scorer points in 368 matches. For the EVZ he has already scored 41 scorer points in 44 games in the current season.