Georgetown hockey player signs with NHL’s Montreal Canadiens

By Nathan Sager

Published on March 31, 2022 at 5:33 p.m.

Lucas Condotta (24) of Georgetown, Ont., in action during the NCAA Men’s Division 1 Hockey Tournament. Condotta earned an entry-level NHL contract with the Montreal Canadiens. (Twitter/@RiverHawkHockey)

After wearing the ‘C’ in his final season of college hockey, Georgetown’s Lucas Condotta gets the chance to wear the legendary ‘CH’ on his chest.

Condotta, 24, who is a forward, has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens, the National Hockey League team announced on Thursday (March 31). The deal is for next season and Condotta, whose four-year career at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell ended in a loss at the NCAA tournament last week, will end the season with the school team. Canadians of the American Hockey League in Laval on a PTO (professional trial offer).

The deal will see Condotta earn $750,000 at the NHL level or $80,000 at the AHL level. It contains a signing bonus payment of $80,000.

The six-foot-two, 209-pound Condotta has scored 10 goals and 23 points in 33 games this season with UMass-Lowell. Condotta helped the River Hawks claim their 14th-place finish in the NCAA tournament in school history and scored a goal in the UMass-Lowell first-round game, but his team was trailed 3-2 by the Denver Pioneers on March 24.

In four seasons with UMass-Lowell, Condotta had 24 goals and 52 points in 121 games. He was also an alternate captain as a junior.

Condotta rose to prominence in college hockey playing five seasons in the Ontario Junior Hockey League, where he was captain for two years with the Markham Royals. His Junior A career also included time with the Hamilton Red Wings and Pickering Panthers.

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