Oct 14: Anaheim has officially announced the contract for Golod.
Oct 11: The Ducks have dipped their toes into a different type of UFA waters as John Hoven of Mayors Manor reports (Twitter link) that they signed undrafted free agent Maxim Golod to a three-year, entry-level contract. CapFriendly notes that the deal, which carries an AAV of just over $793K, does not contain any performance bonuses and carries an AHL salary of $55K each year.
The 20-year-old spent the last three seasons with Erie of the OHL and made a big jump offensively in 2019-20. After combining for 68 points over his first two years with the Otters, he potted 25 goals and 53 assists in 63 games to lead the team in scoring.
Golod isn’t expected to contend for a roster spot with Anaheim in training camp as he’ll need to spend some time at the minor league level with AHL San Diego. If he can show that his offensive boost last season was a sign of things to come, he could be an interesting project down the road for the Ducks.