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Canadiens agree to terms with prospect Jake Evans

The 21-year-old forward agrees to a two-year entry-level contract with the club beginning in 2018-19

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Monday that they've agreed to terms with forward Jake Evans on a two-year entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2019-20).

The 21-year-old centerman closed out his four-year NCAA career with the University of Notre Dame on Saturday night, falling in the Frozen Four national title game to the University of Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs.

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During his time with the Fighting Irish, the Toronto native amassed 41 goals and 138 points in 158 games, in additional to registering a plus-39 differential.
Evans, who served as team captain for the 2017-18 campaign, led Head Coach Jeff Jackson's contingent with 33 assists and 46 points over the course of his senior year.
Evans was named the winner of college hockey's 2018 Senior CLASS Award, which is presented annually to the most outstanding senior student-athlete in Division I men's hockey.
He also earned first team All-Big Ten honors this season, and helped the Fighting Irish claim both the Big Ten regular season and Big Ten Tournament crowns.

Tweet from @NCAAIceHockey: Jake Evans' 40th career goal knots our second semifinal at 2 apiece with plenty of hockey left to play#FrozenFour
The Canadiens selected Evans in the seventh round, 207th overall, in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

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