Montreal Canadiens Sign Last Remaining RFA

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a one-year, two-way contract with Jesse Ylonen, who should see time in both the NHL and AHL this season. Details about the money have not yet been revealed. He just wrapped up his entry-level contract and was a RFA.

Ylonen was one of the big risers last season where he was officially a rookie. With all of the injuries, he joined Rafael Harvey-Pinard as a top line option and put up a good amount of points. Ylonen scored six goals and 16 points in 37 games and before last season, had only played 15 NHL games.

The 23-year-old, drafted early in the second round in 2018, has impressed in the AHL, forcing the hand of the Canadiens to call him up once a spot opened up. With this two-way contract, it will allow the Canadiens to have him play top minutes in the AHL while the Canadiens' roster is healthy, and if need be, be one of, if not the first callup when there's space. Ylonen projects to be a bottom-six forward who can produce, and seems like he's part of the future in Montreal.


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