Hopkinton’s Sean Farrell agreed to a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens and will join the NHL team on its upcoming road trip to Buffalo and Philadelphia, the team announced Sunday.
The 21-year-old Farrell, a fourth-round selection in the 2020 NHL draft, has a three-year, entry-level contract that carries an average annual value of $1,158,333, according to the team.
Farrell recorded 20 goals and 33 assists in 34 games this season at Harvard. It’s the second-highest point total by a Crimson skater in the last 29 years. He was named one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award, which goes to college hockey’s top player.
Harvard’s season came to an end Friday with an 8-1 loss to Ohio State in a regional semifinal game in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Harvard, ranked seventh nationally, finished with a record of 24-8-2.
In 58 career games at Harvard, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound left winger totaled 81 points (30 goals, 51 assists).
Farrell represented the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, leading the team in scoring with six points on three goals and three assists.