MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract (2021-22 to 2022-23) with forward Rafaël Harvey-Pinard.
The agreement, which has an AAV of $825,000, will see Harvey-Pinard earn $750,000 per season at the NHL level. The deal also contains signing bonus payments of $75,000 per season. Harvey-Pinard is set to make $70,000 per season at the AHL level.
Harvey-Pinard, 22, tallied 19 points (8 goals, 11 assists) in 32 games so far with the AHL's Laval Rocket in his first season at the professional level, leading all rookies on the team in assists, points and differential (+12). The left-handed forward scored his first career goal in the AHL on February 13 versus Belleville during his second game with the Rocket.
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Last season, the Jonquiere, QC native led the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Sagueneens in goals (34), assists (44) and points (78). Harvey-Pinard also won the President Cup and the Memorial Cup with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in 2018-19.
Harvey-Pinard was selected by the Canadiens in the seventh round, 201st overall in the 2019 NHL Draft.