Cole Caufield Signs Entry Level Deal With The Montreal Canadiens
The day Montreal Canadiens fans have been waiting for has arrived, following the end of his collegiate hockey career it was announced Saturday night that Cole Caufield signed a three-year entry level contract with the Canadiens.
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a three-year ELC with forward Cole Caufield. (2020-21 to 2022-2023)
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) March 28, 2021
The agreement will see Caufield earn $700,000 at the NHL level in 2020-21 and $832,500 at the NHL level in both 2021-22 and 2022-23. Caufield 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 deal also contains performance bonuses up to a maximum of $300,000 in 2021-22 and up to a maximum of $850,000 in 2022-23.
It’s unclear whether Caufield will start right away with the Habs or spend some time with the clubs farm team in the AHL. Based on how Bergevin has handled Caufield previously by telling him to finish out his last season in college rather than turn him pro right away, it’s a safe bet to say he will not rush the prospect and Caufield will see some AHL time first.
Caufield finishes his College hockey career smashing all kinds of records with 49 goals, 39 assists and 88 points in 67 games with the Wisconsin Badgers.
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