The Ducks confirmed on Monday that they signed 2011 first-round pick Rickard Rakell to a entry-level contract for three years.

The contract is worth $925,000 if he plays in the NHL and includes an upfront signing bonus of $92,500. Rakell, who was the 30th and final pick of the first round in last year’s draft, will earn $70,000 if he is in the American Hockey League.

“It gives you a little push for the summer training,” Rakell said Monday at the Ducks’ conditioning camp. ”You know you’re a little step closer. It feels great.”
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