23-Year-Old Right Wing – Montreal Canadiens
Sven Andrighetto Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract extension with Montreal in June of 2016.
Andrighetto cleared waivers Saturday, and he'll now report to AHL St. John's, a minor-league affiliate of the Canadiens, Arpon Basu of LNH.com reports.
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Signed a one-year contract with the Canadiens in June of 2016.
Andrighetto thrived in his first season in the AHL, finishing second on Hamilton in points with 44 in 64 games. He likely would have led the Bulldogs in the category, but he missed a month with a lower-body injury. He's got great hands and is a gifted puck-handler, though he handles it too much at times. We're unsure how his 5-foot-9 frame will handle the rigors of the NHL, as he can be easily knocked off the puck. But small guys have survived before, using speed and shiftiness. And Andrighetto has both qualities. He should return to Hamilton for the 2014-15 season and skate on the Bulldogs' top line.
Andrighetto, a third-round draft pick in 2013, signed a three-year entry level deal with Montreal in July 2013. He's another small-ish forward the Canadiens seem to favor (another Smurf?), but that doesn't discount his production at every level going back to his days in the Swiss "U" leagues. Since coming to North America two years ago, he's totaled 172 points (67 goals and 105 assists) in 115 games for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of QMJHL. Now 20, Andrighetto will move up to the professional leagues and play for the Hamilton Bulldogs of the American Hockey League in 2013-14.