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SportsCanadiens sign Joel Armia to two-year deal worth $5.2 million

21:36  11 july  2019
21:36  11 july  2019 Source:   montrealgazette.com

Artturi Lehkonen signs two-year contract extension with Canadiens

Artturi Lehkonen signs two-year contract extension with Canadiens The forward was a restricted free agent. With his entry-level contract expired, Artturi Lehkonen has extended his stay with the Montreal Canadiens by another two years. Canadiens agree to terms on a 2-year contract with forward Artturi Lehkonen (AAV of $2.4 million). DETAILS ➡ https://t.co/Y3kvBkHsZr#GoHabsGopic.twitter.com/zHhzlDkxLp— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 11, 2019 The contract has a cap hit of $2.4 million, just under the $2.6 million of Joel Armia signed earlier today.

Canadiens sign Joel Armia to two-year deal worth $5.2 million© Allen McInnis Canadiens forward Joel Armia waits for the puck to drop during NHL pre-season game against the Florida Panthers at the Bell Centre in Montreal, on Sept. 19, 2018.

The Canadiens have signed forward Joel Armia to a two-year deal worth US$5.2 million, avoiding salary arbitration.

Armia, 26, became a restricted free agent on July 1 after posting 13-10-23 totals in 57 games last season with the Canadiens. His 13 goals were a career high.

The Canadiens acquired Armia from the Winnipeg Jets last summer — along with goalie Steve Mason and a seventh-round pick at this year’s NHL Draft (defenceman Kieran Ruscheinski) — in exchange for defenceman Simon Bourque and a fourth-round pick at next year’s draft.

What the Puck: Just how great is the Canadiens' prospects pool?

What the Puck: Just how great is the Canadiens' prospects pool? Every time anyone dares to question Quebec’s Royal Family, aka the Montreal Canadiens, the rose-coloured-glasses set has one ready-made response. You say they have barely played in the playoffs for years. They say: ‘Yeah but look at all these great prospects’. he's got the best prospect pool till the prospects dont prospect#habs pic.twitter.com/9CSpr5auud — COLDBLUE (@MannyTerrebonne) July 14, 2019 These same fans idolize Carey Price, so maybe they should take another look at what he recently told The Athletic’s Arpon Basu when discussing the Habs’ much-vaunted prospects pool. “We’ve got a great future with our prospects,” Price said a couple of weeks back.

The Buffalo Sabres selected Armia in the first round (16th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft. In 237 career regular-season games, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder from Finland has 39-42-81 totals.

After signing Armia, the Canadiens now have 24 players under contract with $6.544 million left in salary-cap space for next season, according to CapFriendly.com. Restricted free-agent forwards Artturi Lehkonen and Charles Hudon remain unsigned and have both opted for salary arbitration.

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