The Montreal Canadiens and general manager Marc Bergevin made a contract announcement on Tuesday.
The team has signed one of their highly touted prospects that has been making noise overseas in Europe.
Defenseman Mattias Norlinder has signed a three year entry level contract.
Norlinder earn $750,000 at the NHL level in both 2021-22 and 2022-23 and $800,000 in 2023-24. Norlinder will also receive signing bonus payments of $92,500 in all three seasons and will earn $70,000 per season at the AHL level.
The 21 year old has made the highlight reel many times with his play overseas with highlight play after highlight play and is exactly the type of puck moving defenseman the Habs' need in their system.
From the Habs' press release:
"Norlinder, 21, made his professional hockey debut this season with the Frölunda Indians in the SHL. The 5'10", 179 lb offensive defenseman had a strong rookie season with five goals and five assists in 37 games before shining in the playoffs, amassing three goals and two assists in seven contests. On the international stage, he competed in the 2020 World Junior Championship, suiting up for seven games and helping Sweden win a bronze medal."
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2021-22 to 2023-24) with defenseman Mattias Norlinder.#GoHabsGo https://t.co/wPpMsAXyjO
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 3, 2021