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Owen Beck has been one of the better players for the Canadiens during the preseason and he was rewarded for his efforts on Tuesday as the team announced that they’ve signed him to a three-year, entry-level contract.  The deal breaks down as follows:

2022-23: $775,000 NHL salary, $80,000 performance bonuses, $95,000 signing bonus, $82,500 AHL salary
2023-24: $835,000 NHL salary, $20,000 performance bonuses, $95,000 signing bonus, $82,500 AHL salary
2024-25: $855,000 NHL salary, $95,000 signing bonus, $82,500 AHL salary

The 18-year-old was the first pick of the second round back in July after a promising first season with Mississauga of the OHL.  At the time, it was also commented that he was a strong defensive player who was particularly adept at faceoffs and we’ve seen that from him in the preseason in his three games so far plus his time in the rookie tournament.

If Beck is sent back to the Steelheads soon (it hasn’t happened yet but will likely come in the coming days), this contract won’t actually begin in 2022-23.  Instead, it will slide since he won’t have played in ten games and would still have three seasons left on it next season.  A return to Mississauga would probably be the best for his development as, unlike Juraj Slafkovsky and Filip Mesar, he’s not eligible to go to Laval and there isn’t really a spot for him with the Canadiens.

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