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Montreal Canadiens Sign Jordan Harris to 2-year ELC

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Defenceman Jordan Harris has officially signed his two-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens. The contract is valid immediately for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons.

The contract will see Harris earn $750,000 per season at the NHL level and contains signing bonuses of $92,500 each year. The deal also has performance “A” bonuses in the second year, to a maximum of $425,000. Harris is set to make $70,000 per season at the AHL level.

Harris is set to join the Montreal Canadiens in the immediate future, thereby burning the first year of his two-year contract. Harris will likely play a few games with the Montreal Canadiens prior to the end of the season and should be able to join the club for practice in the coming days.

The 22-year-old has been a much-talked-about prospect over the last year, as he could have opted to become an unrestricted free agent had he not signed with the Canadiens prior to August 15 2022. However, a recent change could have tipped the balance in the Canadiens’ favour.

The 2018 third-round pick for the Habs has been playing with Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes’ son Riley for years and Kent’s other son Jack joined the Huskies this past season. The Canadiens GM recently expressed optimism that the family friend would put pen to paper with the Habs.

“We’ve talked about what the opportunity would be in Montreal, for him if he chooses to sign,” Hughes said during a Montreal Canadiens twitch session with fans this week.” He’s an impending free agent if he doesn’t sign with us., but our hope is that he does. We laid out what we’re trying to do with the organization, what our plan is and how we see him fitting in. I’ve known Jordan for a long time. I’ve coached Jordan, and I know his family; he’s played with and against my oldest son since they were seven or eight years of age. Hopefully, that familiarity works in our favour.”

That familiarity paid off as Jordan Harris will soon be playing for the Bleu Blanc Rouge.

McLean's Pub

The Canadiens also announced that Harris will wear No. 54.

 

 

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