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Ducks sign Beckett Sennecke, Stian Solberg to entry-level contracts

Another top 10 pick in the 2024 NHL Draft has signed an entry-level contract as the Anaheim Ducks announced that the team has agreed to terms with Beckett SenneckeThe Toronto, ON native was selected third overall by the Ducks in last week’s draft.

According to CapFriendly, the deal will feature an NHL-level base salary of $875K with an annual signing bonus of $97.5K, in addition to $1MM per year in performance bonuses. After factoring in the performance and signing bonuses tied to the deal, Sennecke will have the potential to earn $1.975MM per year on his entry-level deal.

Sennecke was one of the late risers in the draft after a stellar performance in the Ontario Hockey League playoffs last year. The young forward scored 27 goals and 68 points for the Oshawa Generals in 63 regular-season games and posted an impressive 10 goals and 22 points in 16 postseason games. Sennecke not only led the Generals in goals and points during the 2024 OHL playoffs, he led the league.

While he is considered a significant reach with the third overall pick, the Ducks are still getting an exceptional talent. Sennecke has mature awareness and puck handling for his age and should help Anaheim on both sides of the puck.

In addition to Sennecke, the Ducks also signed the 23rd overall pick of the 2024 NHL Draft, Stian Solbergaccording to an announcement from the team, to his entry-level contract. Solberg played last season for Vålerenga in Norway’s top professional league, the Eliteserien.

In 42 games against other professional players, Solberg scored five goals and 15 points with a +2 rating. Solberg also did an impressive job during the postseason, scoring two goals and nine points in 17 postseason games while his regular season scoring was the fourth most by a defenseman under the age of 18.

Next season, Solberg is expected to take his talents to the Swedish Hockey League, where he will play for Färjestad BK. The club has a history of producing NHL-caliber defensemen, with the likes of Fredrik Olausson, Jonas Brodin and Oliver Kylington among others, all products of the 91-year-old Swedish franchise.

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