Kelowna Rockets forward Pavel Novak has been loaned to Motor Ceske Budejovice of the Czech Extraliga.
Novak, 18, appeared in 55 games as a rookie for the Rockets during the 2019-20 season, collecting 58 points (25G, 33A) and 33 penalty minutes.
The Tabor, CZE product was drafted by the Minnesota Wild during the 5th round (No. 146) at the 2020 NHL Draft.
He started off the 2020-21 season with HC Stadion Litomerice (Czech2), where he put up four points (1G, 3A) in nine games played.
Novak then represented the Czech Republic at the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, Alta. He put up five points (1G, 2A) at the World Juniors.