The contract Louis Leblanc signed with the Canadiens last week has a potential value of $3.6 million U.S. but only if the youngster makes the NHL team directly out of junior hockey.
The entry-level deal is the standard two-way contract and kicks in when he plays his first pro season which presumably would be 2011-12. According to our friends at capgeek.com, the contract has a cap hit of $1.2 million which includes an $810,000 base salary, $300,000 in bonuses and a $270,000 signing bonus which is spread over three seasons.
If Leblanc doesn’t make the Canadiens, he’ll still get the signing bonus and will be paid $67,500 Canadian playing in Hamilton.
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What have you done for us lately?
The Blackhawks have walked away from the $2.75 million Antti Niemi was awarded in arbitration.
Chicago has signed Marty Turco, for $1 million less.
And no one mentions Cristobal Huet … or his $5.6 million contract