Sports Canadiens sign Gustav Olofsson to one-year, two-way contract
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Lukas Vejdemo’s reward for scoring his first National Hockey League goal might as well have been an Opus card with a metro ticket. Moments after the Canadiens lost 4-2 to the Nashville Predators Tuesday night, the team sent the Swede back to the Laval Rocket. He was originally an emergency recall a week ago for the Habs as they scrambled to deal with Tomas Tatar’s upper-body injury. It was kind of funny seeing fans point out Vejdemo got sent down to Laval after scoring, though. pic.twitter.com/GnoddY77FSLUKAS VEJDEMO Congrats on your 1st NHL Goal, you’re going to Laval!— JD73 (@HabSoPo73) March 11, 2020 "Ok kid ,take ur puck and get ur ass to Laval" ..
Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that the team has signed defenceman Gustav Olofsson to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season.
The new contract will pay 25-year-old Swede US$750,000 in the NHL and US$250,000 in the AHL with a guaranteed salary of US$350,000. Olofsson was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the second round (46th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft and the Canadiens acquired him on Oct. 3, 2018, in exchange for forward William Bitten. In 51 games with the Iowa Wild this season, Bitten had 8-13-21 totals. The Canadiens selected Bitten in the third round (70th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.
Olofsson played 59 games this season with the AHL’s Laval Rocket, posting 1-16-17 totals. He was pointless in three games with the Canadiens.
In 59 career NHL games, Olofsson has 0-11-11 totals.
Montreal Canadiens sign forward Laurent Dauphin to two-way contract .
MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Laurent Dauphin to a one-year, two-way contract. Dauphin will earn US$700,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the American Hockey League, with a guaranteed salary of $200,000. The 25-year-old Dauphin had seven goals and eight assists in 25 games with the AHL's Laval Rocket in 2019-20. He added seven goals and nine assists in 33 contests with the Milwaukee Admirals, the AHL affiliate of the Nashville Predators. The Canadiens acquired Dauphin in a Jan. 7 trade with Nashville in return for Michael McCarron. Dauphin has three goals and an assist in 35 career regular-season NHL games, all with the Arizona Coyotes.