Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced July 15 that the club signed forward Michael Carcone to a three-year entry level contract, according to a press release.
Carone will receive:
- a pay out in 2016-17 of $625,000 at the NHL level and $50,000 at the AHL level, with a $25,000 signing bonus
- in 2017-18, he will receive $675,000 at the NHL level and $55,000 at the AHL level, with a $25,000 signing bonus
- and in his final year in 2018-19, $725,000 at the NHL level and $60,000 at the AHL level, with a $25,000 signing bonus, according to generalfanager.com
Carcone, 20, appeared in 66 games for the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the QMJHL in 2015.16, where he ranked tied for the team lead in points (89) and finished first in goals (47) and second in assists (42).
His goal total on the year ranked tied for second among all QMJHL skaters while his 16 power play goals ranked third in the league and he was eighth in the QMJHL in total points.
The 5-10, 170-pound forward has appeared in 116 regular season games over two seasons for Drummondville, registering 130 points (59-71-130) and 112 penalty minutes.
Prior to joining the Voltigeurs, the Ajax, Ontario native spent the 2013.14 season with the OJHL Stouffville Spirit, where he led the club in scoring during the regular season notching 37 points (12-25-37) in 49 games.
Back on July 10, Daniel Wagner of the Vancouver Courier wrote that the Canucks may have signed Carone after Carcone stood out at the recent Canucks development camp. Wagner wrote:
One of the most intriguing names invited to the Canucks prospect development camp was Michael Carcone, who was one of the most dangerous goalscorers in the QMJHL last season. Carcone evidently made an impression at camp, as he has reportedly signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Canucks.
This is according to J.D. Burke of Canucks Army, who apparently has sources now, which makes sense when you consider how many former Canucks Army writers now work in the NHL.
Carcone made an impact in the public scrimmage at the end of camp, showcasing his silky hands and finish around the net, scoring one goal. You can see him in the highlights from the scrimmage the Canucks posted on YouTube:
Carcone makes his first appearance at 1:22, skating through the neutral zone, then burning Lukas Jasek on the outside before evading Troy Stecher’s pokecheck and tucking the puck around goaltender invitee Rylan Parenteau. It’s a lovely goal and it wasn’t his only standout moment
He shows up again at 1:53, skating in alone on Parenteau, neatly deking past the pokecheck and forcing a nice save. He then takes a pass from fellow invitee Kyle Maksimovich, deftly chips the puck over Brock Boeser’s stick in the high slot, and forces another great save from Parenteau, who snags it with his glove.