***Ducks Sign Fowler to Entry Level Deal***

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Cam Fowler, drafted 12th overall by the Anaheim Ducks, poses for a portrait during the 2010 NHL Entry Draft at Staples Center on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

THE TELETYPE:

The Ducks announced today that they have signed their 2010 first round draft pick, Cam Fowler, to a three-year entry level deal.  As of this post, no financial details have been reported.  UPDATE: Per Eric Stephens' Twitter:  "Fowler will make $810,000 if he's in the NHL. 3-yr entry deal includes signing bonuses of 90K for each and team's cap hit will be 900K" 

The contract will allow Fowler to compete for a job with the Ducks in the 2010-11 campaign, and projected as a Top 5 pick, Fowler was likely expecting to compete for an NHL job this season.  However, as the defenseman turns 19 in December of this year and the CBA equates just 10 games of NHL play with an entire year of RFA experience per section 10.2(a)(A), Fowler may only get 9 starts to prove himself.

CBA 10.2 (a) (A):

For the purposes of this Section 10.2(a), a Player aged 18 or 19 earns a year of professional experience by playing ten (10) or more NHL Games in a given NHL Season, and a Player aged 20 or older (or who turns 20 between September 16 and December 31 of the year in which he signs his first SPC) earns a year of professional experience by playing ten (10) or more Professional Games under an SPC in a given League Year.
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