The Anaheim Ducks selected forward Deven Sideroff with the 84th overall pick at the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.
Now, a year later, he’s joined the team on an entry-level deal.
General Fanager reports that the Ducks have inked Sideroff to his three-year entry level deal with the club on Thursday, bringing him on board following his second full season with the Kamloops Blazers of the WHL. The deal, which comes with a modest signing bonus in each of the three years of the contract, comes with a standard $925,000 salary per season.
A native of Summerland, British Columbia, the 19-year-old winger put up a career high in both goals and points during his 2015-16 campaign in Kamloops. With 19 goals and 59 points in 63 regular season games, he finished third in scoring on the roster – and while his postseason performance yielded just three assists across seven games, Anaheim was impressed enough with what they saw in his post-draft year to ultimately provide him with an opportunity to play in an AHL game with the Gulls following his team’s elimination from the WHL postseason.
Sideroff was one of four players selected by Anaheim in the first three rounds of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, joining defenseman Jacob Larsson and two forwards in the early rounds. He may still be a long shot for NHL action, but an entry-level deal – signed a full year before Anaheim needed to get the contract signed to remain his rights – is certainly promising for a player hoping to make an impact long-term.