CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed 18-year-old Jakob Pelletier to a three-year, entry-level contract.
The Flames announced the deal Monday after assigning Pelletier back to his Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team.
Pelletier was Calgary’s first-round pick (26th overall) in this year’s NHL entry draft.
The five-foot-10, 170-pound forward from Quebec City had 39 goals and 50 assists in 65 games for the Moncton Wildcats last season.
Entry-level contracts carry a maximum annual salary of US$925,000 until 2022 under the current collective bargaining agreement.
The Canadian Press