Three-year entry-level contract for forward Cole Caufield

Three-year entry-level contract for forward Cole Caufield

MONTREAL – General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Saturday that the team have accepted the terms of a three-year entry-level contract (2020-2021 to 2022-2023) with forward Cole Caufield.

The deal will see Caufield win $ 700,000 at the NHL level in 2020-21 and $ 832,500 at the NHL level in 2021-22 and 2022-23. Caufield will also receive signing bonuses of $ 92,500 over the three seasons and earn $ 70,000 per season at the AHL level. The agreement also contains performance bonuses of up to a maximum of $ 300,000 in 2021-2022 and up to a maximum of $ 850,000 in 2022-2023.
Caufield, 20, led all of the Big Ten Division skaters in 2020-21 with 52 points (30 goals, 22 assists) in 31 games with the University of Wisconsin. The right winger also led the NCAA in goals. The 5’7 “, 162 lbs forward led the Wisconsin Badgers to regular season championship titles in addition to being named Big Ten Player of the Year. Caufield also represented the United States at the 2021 World Junior Championship and helped his country win gold with a 2-3-5 production in 7 games.

Last season, the Stevens Point, WI native also led the Badgers in goals (19) and points (36). Caufield was selected as the Big Ten Rookie of the Year after his productive 2019-20 season.

Caufield was selected in the first round (15th overall) by the Canadiens in the 2019 NHL Draft.


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