Habs ink De La Rose to one-year, one-way deal
Buffalo Sabres' Nikita Zadorov scores past Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price as Canadiens Jacob De La Rose, left, and Lars Eller look on during first period NHL hockey action Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Published Wednesday, June 28, 2017 1:21PM EDT
When hockey season begins, it appears Jacob De La Rose will be a Montreal Canadien.
The Swedish forward signed a one-year, one-way contract with the club on Wednesday, meaning that after several seasons spent primarily in the AHL, he won’t be going back without having to clear waivers.
The 22-year-old finished fourth in team scoring with the St. John’s IceCaps last year, registering 14 goals and 21 points with a -3.
In nine games with the big club, De La Rose failed to register a point.
The Canadiens drafted De La Rose in the second round, 34th overall, in the 2013 entry draft. In 64 career NHL games, he has posted four goals and three assists.