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Calgary Flames sign first-round pick Matthew Coronato to entry-level contract

USA's Matthew Coronato (15) celebrates a goal against Austria during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday August 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

CALGARY — The Calgary Flames have signed first-round draft pick Matthew Coronato to a three-year, entry-level contract.

The 20-year-old from Greenlawn, N.Y., just capped his second season at Harvard, where he scored 20 goals and had 16 assists in 34 games.

The Flames made Coronato the 13th overall pick in the 2021 NHL entry draft.

The five-foot-10, 185-pound forward was the Ivy League rookie of the year in 2021-22 with 18 goals and 18 assists in 34 games.

Harvard lost to Ohio State in the NCAA playoffs Friday.

The maximum annual compensation a 2021 draft pick can earn on an entry-level contract is US$925,000 under the collective bargaining agreement.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 26, 2023.

The Canadian Press

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