A lucrative late birthday present for Lafrenière

Quebecer Alexis Lafrenière signed his entry contract with the New York Rangers, they confirmed Monday at noon.

The exact details of the deal were not disclosed. However, according to the specialist site CapFriendly, the duration is three years and the total value is $ 11.325 million, so the hockey player will earn an average of $ 3.775 million annually. The base salary per year will be $ 832,500; thus, the remainder of the amount owed – $ 2.85 million – will be considered a signing bonus. The sum of $ 925,000 will count on the payroll of the Rangers.

Having celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday, the forward was unsurprisingly selected first in the National Hockey League entry draft on Tuesday. The “Blueshirts” had the privilege of selecting him after winning the lottery of eliminated clubs in the 2020 qualifying round.

Lafrenière totaled 35 goals and 77 assists for 112 points in 52 games with the Rimouski Oceanic, in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, during the last campaign. He also helped Canada win the World Junior Championship.

No return to Rimouski

In addition, the general manager of the Rangers, Jeff Gorton, specified that Lafrenière will participate in the next training camp of the big club and that a return to Rimouski is not planned.
The CEO indicated, as reported by the organization’s Twitter account, that the organization wants to see him in New York so that he can begin his preparation for the camp.


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