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Habs sign Quebec League sniper Waked

Rouyn-Noranda Huskies v Quebec Remparts

QUEBEC CITY, QC - NOVEMBER 11: Antoine Waked #19 of the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies celebrates his teammate game tying goal late in the third period against the Quebec Remparts during their QMJHL hockey game at the Centre Videotron on November 11, 2016 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Mathieu Belanger/Getty Images)

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On Friday, Montreal agreed to a three-year, entry-level deal with QMHJL Rouyn-Noranda forward Antoine Waked.

Waked, 20, is coming off a strong season in which he racked up 80 points in 67 games. He finished tied for ninth in the league in goals, with 39, in what was something of a surprise. Previously, the Quebec native had never scored more than 15 goals in a campaign, suggesting Waked could be the prototypical late bloomer.

An undrafted free agent, Waked had been tied to the Habs earlier this season, with reports he’d receive an ELC at the end of his junior campaign.