The Montreal Canadiens announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with forward Owen Beck on a three-year, entry-level contract. Beck was selected by the Canadiens in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft in Montreal and was the 10th ranked skater in North America in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings.
The 18-year-old is coming off the heels of a strong season for the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads, where he posted 21 goals and 30 assists over 68 games, while taking home scholastic accolades as the winner of the Ontario Hockey League’s Bobby Smith Trophy, awarded annually to the scholastic player of the year. Beck finished 5th in rookie scoring in the OHL and won an impressive 60.6% of the faceoffs he took.
“It’s a huge honour to sign a contract in my first NHL camp,” said Beck after signing his contract with Montreal. “It’s a great feeling that the organization has that kind of trust in me. I think it’s just a testament to the hard work I’ve put in over the summer and getting ready to do my best here.”