Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Sunday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21) with forward Ryan Poehling.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound centerman recorded 31 points (8 goals, 23 assists) in 36 games with the NCHC’s St. Cloud State Huskies this season. His team was recently eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Hockey Tournament following a 2-1 loss against American International College.
Poehling, 20, registered a total of 75 points (29 goals, 46 assists) in 107 games over three seasons with the Huskies in the NCHC. He was named to the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team in 2016-17 and earned First-Team All-NCHC honors in 2018-19 as well.
Selected by the Canadiens in the first round, 25th overall at the 2017 NHL Draft, Poehling was a member of Team USA at the 2018 and 2019 World Junior Hockey Championships. The Lakeville, MN native was named both Tournament MVP and Best Forward at the 2019 event, helping the Americans earn a silver medal. He registered eight points (5 goals, 3 assists) in seven games.
Poehling participated in the Canadiens’ development camp in 2017 and in 2018.