UND Hockey Seniors Sign NHL Contracts
The University of North Dakota hockey program has a tradition of producing high caliber players who have had great careers in the NHL. Two more seniors just signed entry-level contracts with NHL teams.
Senior Captain Austin Poganski signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the St. Louis Blues. The Blues had drafted Poganski in the fourth round of the 2014 NHL Draft (110th overall). Poganski totaled 37 goals and 84 points in 166 career games for UND.
Goaltender Cam Johnson also signed an entry-level deal with the New Jersey Devils. The length of the contract is for one year. Johnson was signed as an undrafted free agent. Johnson finished among the top goaltenders in UND history in several categories.
Poganski and Johnson will both report to AHL teams.
Since the end of UND's season, a total of four players have now signed NHL contracts. Last week, junior defenseman Christian Wolanin signed a contract with the Ottawa Senators and junior forward Shane Gersich signed with the Washington Capitals.
Congrats and good luck to these players as they embark on their respective NHL careers!