Cole Caufield Signs Eight-Year Contract Extension in Montreal

Cole Caufield skating for the Montreal Canadiens
Photo: Eric Bolte - USA Today

The Montreal Canadiens announced on Monday, June 5th, that they have signed restricted free-agent Cole Caufield to an eight-year, $62.8 million contract.

The deal carries an average annual value of $7.85 million and will expire at the end of the 2030-31 season. Caufield is the second highest-paid player on the Canadiens; forward, and Canadiens captain Nick Suzuki makes $7.875 million per season.

Caufield only played in 46 games during the 2022-23 season, where he posted 26 goals and ten assists for 36 points. Caufield played two seasons with the University of Wisconsin and won the Hobey Baker Award in 2021 after a strong showing of 30 goals and 22 assists for 52 points in 31 games.

Cole Caufield was selected 15th overall in the 2019 NHL entry draft, the clear steal of the draft up until this point.

This is only the beginning of what the Montreal Canadiens are building towards, locking up their young superstar winger Cole Caufield is one of the many building blocks.

Caufield was a part of the Montreal Canadiens 2021 Stanley Cup Finals run, the Canadiens will look to build a team around their young stars that will help them win their 25th Stanley Cup and their first since 1993.

Conrad Jack

Conrad Jack is a lifelong hockey fan who is now actively writing for Inside The Rink covering primarily the Winnipeg Jets and the entire NHL second. He also covers the latest NHL News & Rumors, the NHL Entry Draft, and so much more for Inside The Rink.

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