May 29th, 2024

Canadiens sign defenceman Adam Engstrom to three-year, entry-level contract

By The Canadian Press on May 3, 2024.

Sweden's Adam Engstrom and Finland's Niko Huuhtanen battle for position during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarter-final hockey action in Moncton, N.B., on January 2, 2023. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ron Ward

MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens signed defenceman Adam Engstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract on Friday.

The 20-year-old Engstrom had four goals and 18 assists in 51 games for Rögle BK of the Swedish Hockey League this season, ranking second among defencemen on his team with 22 points.

The six-foot-two, 193-pound blueliner added four assists in 15 playoff games as Rogle reached the SHL final.

Montreal drafted Engstrom in the third round, 92nd overall, in the 2022 NHL draft.

Engstrom represented Sweden at the 2023 world junior hockey championship in Halifax and Moncton.

He contributed one goal and two assists in seven games during the tournament as Sweden lost to the United States in the bronze-medal game.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 3, 2024.

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