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Three former IceCaps get new contracts


Three players who suited up with the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps in 2016-17 have new contracts after agreeing to terms with the NHL organizations with which they ended the season.

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Signing deals Wednesday were forward Jacob de la Rose with the Montreal Canadiens, forward Sven Andrighetto with the Colorado Avalanche and defenceman Philip Samuelsson with the Colorado Avalanche.

The 22-year-old de la Rose got one-year, one-way $725,000 contract from Montreal after spending the majority of last season with the IceCaps, scoring 14 goals and 17 assists, He also played in nine games with the Canadiens.

Andrighetto, who got a two-year deal from the Avs worth $.4 million per season, had five goals and 11 assists for the Avalanche after being acquired in a trade with Montreal on March 1. His 16 points were the most posted by any player after being traded on 2017 NHL trade deadline day.

The 24-year-old Swiss forward had bounced between the Canadiens and IceCaps before being traded to Colorado for Andreas Martinsen.

Samuelsson was also traded mid-season, going to the Hurricanes organization for fellow blueliner Keegan Lowe. The 25-year-old will make $650,000 in the NHL or $160,000 in the minors next season.

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