The St. Louis Blues have agreed to terms with another one of their young prospects, and will sign Mathias Laferriere to a three-year entry-level contract. Laferriere is currently playing with the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles of the QMJHL, where he will remain for the rest of the season.
Selected in the sixth round in 2018, Laferriere already looks like he’ll be worth the investment. The lanky forward exploded last season when given a bigger role on the Screaming Eagles, scoring 28 goals an 74 points in 68 games. Though injury has limited him to just one game so far this time around, he was named to the QMJHL team for the upcoming Canada-Russia series and is expected to retake his role as one of Cape Breton’s most dangerous forwards when he returns to action.
The entry-level deal will not start until next season for Laferriere, at which point he will be transitioning to professional hockey. Though any future in the NHL is still a distant dream, he took one big step towards it today by getting a deal with the Blues.