Liam Hawel will get a chance to continue his hockey career in the American Hockey League.
The Arnprior, ON native has signed a one-year, one-way contract with the Laval Rocket, the farm team of the NHL's Montreal Canadiens.
The 21-year-old had 71 points in 54 games with the Kitchener Rangers this past season.
He finished his junior career with 233 points (87 goals, 146 assists).
Hawel also won an OHL championship with the Guelph Storm in 2019.
He was originally a fourth round pick of the Dallas Stars in the 2017 NHL Draft.