The Montreal Canadiens on Friday awarded a two-season contract to striker Ryan Boehling, who thus holds an agreement in place until the end of the 2022-2023 campaign.
The deal, double the number for the first year, will net $750,000 in the National League and $225,000 in the MLS. And he’ll get $750,000 for the second year of the agreement, and that’s in one component.
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The 22-year-old hockey player captained Laval Rocket, the Habs school club, in 2020-2021 with 25 points in 28 games. In his second year on the Pros, the 6′-2 inch and 197 lb striker scored a personal AHL high with 11 goals and 14 assists, in addition to his total points.
Poehling was selected in the first round, 25th overall, by the Canadian in 2017. Bleu-Blanc-Rouge fans quickly turned their eyes to him, as he scored a hat-trick on his Bettman circuit debut, during the final game of the 2018-2019 calendar. However, the next season was more difficult for him, because he was satisfied with 13 points in 36 matches with Laval and only two points in 27 duels with the big club.
With this signing, there is still a free agent with initial compensation for a new deal at Sainte-Flanelle, which is Jesperi Kotkaniemi. The Finn completed his accession agreement this year and received a qualifying offer in late July. Also, general manager Mark Bergeffen still has a few weeks to settle, as his team’s training camp is set to begin the week of September 20th.
In 2020-2021, Kotkanyemi scored five goals and made 15 assists for 20 points in 56 matches. He added eight points in 19 playoff games to help the Canadians reach the Stanley Cup Final. Moreover, ‘KK’ appears to be enjoying the playoffs, because in the summer of 2020, he scored four goals in 10 post-season games.
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