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Three-year, entry-level contract for defenseman Kaiden Guhle

The 18-year-old was selected with the 16th-overall pick at the 2020 NHL Draft

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2020-21 to 2022-23) with defenseman Kaiden Guhle.

The agreement will see Guhle earn $832,500 at the NHL level with a signing bonus of $92,500 per season, for an average annual value of $925,000. The deal also contains Performance "A" bonuses to a maximum of $420,000 in each season. Guhle is set to make $80,000 per season at the AHL level.

Guhle, 18, tallied 40 points in 64 games in 2019-20, his second season with the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL. The 6'02'' and 186 lbs defenseman led his team's blue-liners in goals (11), assists (29), points and powerplay points (16). Guhle won the WHL championship with Prince Albert in 2018-19, registering three assists in 23 playoff contests. The left-handed rearguard also skated in three games with the Raiders at the Memorial Cup tournament the same year.

Guhle was selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Canadiens at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft.

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