Montreal Canadiens re-sign Jacob de la Rose to a one-year contract

Forward gets a one-way contract for 2017-18

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have signed swedish forward Jacob de la Rose to a one-year, one-way contract for the upcoming 2017-18 season.

Jacob de la Rose is second round draft pick from 2013 and is coming off of his three-year entry level contract where he split time between the Montreal Canadiens and the AHL farm team each year, however this past season he only played nine games with the NHL club.

Note that the one-way part of this contract has nothing to do with where de la Rose will play next year, or with waiver eligibility. All it means is that the Canadiens will be paying him the same whether he plays in Laval or in Montreal. De la Rose would have had to clear waivers next year even with a two-way contract.

De la Rose benefitted from the stability of spending the season in the AHL where he became the most used centre by St. John’s IceCaps head coach Sylvain Lefebvre forming a formidable line with Stefan Matteau and Max Friberg. That line that became dominant for the IceCaps towards the end of the season.

De la Rose had his most productive season in the AHL this past season, scoring 14 goals and adding 17 assists while facing the opponents’ top lines.

He will likely be in a position to battle for the fourth line centre spot with Torrey Mitchell and Michael McCarron at training camp.

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