The Carolina Hurricanes have signed 2019 first-round pick Ryan Suzuki to a three-year, entry-level contract. The contract will pay Suzuki $832,500 at the NHL level and includes a $277,500 signing bonus.
“Ryan is a skilled centre with strong playmaking ability,” said general manager Don Waddell in a statement. “He’s an exciting young player, and we believe he has a bright future in the NHL.”
Suzuki, 18, scored 25 goals and 75 points in 65 OHL games with the Barrie Colts last season, where he was also an alternate captain.
The Hurricanes selected the London, Ont. native 28th overall in June.