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Montreal Canadiens sign Mattias Norlinder to entry-level contract

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The contract begins in 2021-22.

Tommy Holl TT

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Mattias Norlinder to a three-year entry-level contract, the team announced Thursday.

The contract will begin with the 2021-22 season until the 2023-24 campaign. The agreement will see 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.

He is a left-handed shot, and is listed at 5’11”, 179lbs. He was drafted in the third round (64th overall) of the 2019 NHL draft.

Since Norlinder was drafted in the third round he can be invited to training camp at the start of the season, however if he doesn’t make the club he has to be offered back to Frölunda in SHL who has a valid contract with Norlinder before he could play with the Laval Rocket.

He had five goals and five assists in 37 regular season SHL games. In seven playoff games, he had three goals and two assists.

Our super European correspondent Patrik Bexell was able to reach Norlinder after the news.