September 26, 2023

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Canadian | Three-year deal for Logan Mailloux

Canadian |  Three-year deal for Logan Mailloux

Logan Mailloux could begin his NHL career like most prospects: with a rookie contract in his pocket.

Posted at 9:17 am

Richard Labbe

Richard Labbe

The Canadian confirmed on Wednesday morning that the young defender had secured an initial three-year contract.

The deal will pay Mailloux $750,000 this season, followed by $832,500 over the next two seasons. The deal includes a $92,500 signing bonus. That salary will increase to $70,000 per season if he ever plays in the American League.

“It’s obviously a decision we’ve thought about deeply,” general manager Kent Hughes said in a press release, referring to the young player’s troubled past, once convicted by Swedish courts of taking a photo without his permission. , his sexual partner.

“Being around our teammates and hockey operations staff for much of the summer has allowed us to get to know and appreciate Logan better. Logan has the opportunity to become an agent of positive change and we will work to support him in any effort toward this goal. He recognized the impact of his gesture and The process continues. »

Logan Mailloux was the Canadian’s first choice, The 31e Overall, during the 2021 draft, the choice of the former Canadian administration caused a lot of discussion, especially since the young man himself asked to be ignored in the draft, time to act…

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