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After a standout showing with Harvard, Sean Farrell is heading to the pros as the Habs announced on Sunday that they’ve signed the winger to a three-year, entry-level contract.  The deal begins this season and carries an AAV of $1,158,333 which means there are performance bonuses included in the agreement.

The 21-year-old was a fourth-round pick by Montreal back in 2020 (124th overall) and has lit it up since then.  He had one of the top-scoring seasons in USHL history in 2020-21 (since Harvard wasn’t playing that season) and was quite productive at the college level as well.  This season, Farrell had 20 goals and 33 assists in 34 games with the Crimson, good for fourth in NCAA scoring.  His team was eliminated in the first round of the Frozen Four tournament, paving the way for him to sign quickly.

While typically, burning a year of an entry-level deal isn’t ideal, it doesn’t matter as much here.  Had Farrell waited until next season to sign, it only would have been a two-year agreement and would have run through the 2024-25 campaign which is how long this contract lasts so it’s not getting him to restricted free agency any sooner unlike what happened with Jordan Harris, for example, last season.

The Canadiens indicated that Farrell will accompany the team on their two-game road trip that gets underway on Monday in Buffalo.  If the immigration paperwork is finalized quickly (and that’s not a guarantee), he could be eligible to make his NHL debut in short order.

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