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.