The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday morning that they have signed defensemen Kaiden Guhle to a three-year, entry-level contract. The deal will pay him $832,500 in the NHL with an added signing bonus of $92,500 per season. The contract also includes a performance bonus, which can hit a maximum of $420,000 per season. In the AHL, he’ll make $80,000 per season.
Guhle, 18-years-old, was Montreal’s 16th overall selection at the 2020 NHL Entry Draft. This was held virtually on the sixth of October. Last season with the Prince Albert Raiders, Guhle played in 64 games, recording 11 goals along with 29 assists. This made for a total of 40 points.
Standing tall at six-foot-two and 186 pounds, his points led all Raiders defensemen, 16 of which he registered on the man advantage. Guhle won the WHL Championship with the Raiders hockey club in 2018-19. Playing in 23 games, he managed to rack up three assists for three points. The native of Sherwood Park, Alberta also played in three games at the Memorial Cup.