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Sports Canadiens Notebook: Corey Perry signs two-year deal with Lightning

04:06  30 july  2021
04:06  30 july  2021 Source:   montrealgazette.com

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Corey Perry signed a two - year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The 36-year-old forward was an unrestricted free agent. He scored 21 points (nine goals, 12 assists) in 49 regular-season games for the Montreal Canadiens last season, and 10 "There's still a lot of good hockey left in me and I would love to come back here and experience Montreal for being Montreal," Perry said July 9. "It was a weird year, the family not being here and all that, but yeah." Perry lost to the Lightning in the Stanley Cup Final in each of the past two seasons

Corey Perry (born May 16, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Montreal Canadiens of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Corey Perry won’t be back with the Canadiens next season.

a close up of a man wearing a hat: Corey Perry posted 9-12-21 totals in 49 regular-season games last season with the Canadiens and added 4-6-10 totals in 22 playoff games. © Provided by The Gazette Corey Perry posted 9-12-21 totals in 49 regular-season games last season with the Canadiens and added 4-6-10 totals in 22 playoff games.

The free-agent forward signed a two-year, US$2-million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday.

Last season, the 36-year-old right-winger posted 9-12-21 totals in 49 regular-season games and added 4-6-10 totals in 22 playoff games as the Canadiens advanced to the Stanley Cup final before losing to the Lightning. Perry earned US$750,000 with the Canadiens after signing a one-year contract as a free agent.

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Corey Perry practices deflecting pucks in front of the net during his first day on the ice at Canadiens training camp Tuesday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette. Article content. Coach Claude Julien is crossing his fingers that Corey Perry and Michael Frolik will “For the fact that he’s won, he’s been a pretty impactful player and he brings an element to our team that we kind of thought we could use. So definitely keep your fingers crossed that he’s going to get through waivers and just deal with it starting from there. You know, you control what you can and

The Montreal Canadiens have signed Corey Perry to a one- year , 0,000 deal , the team announced Monday. The 35- year -old forward spent last season with the Dallas Stars and tallied five goals and 16 assists in 57 regular-season games. He added five goals and four assists in the playoffs as the Stars reached the Stanley Cup Final before losing in five games to the Tampa Bay Lightning . Montreal hopes to see that postseason production out of Perry . The Canadiens have not advanced past the first round since 2015.

Perry has advanced to the Stanley Cup final in each of the last two seasons after also doing it with the Dallas Stars in 2020. He won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.

“We are excited to add Corey today, who brings with him a wealth of big-game experience to the Lightning,” Tampa Bay GM Julien BriseBois said. “He will be an excellent addition to the lineup and we are thrilled to add another high-character player to our group who can contribute to the organization’s overall depth.”

Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin had said he was hoping to re-sign Perry, who became a key player and a leader on the team last season, and Perry had said that he would like to return to Montreal.

“Yes, I intend to play hockey next year,” Perry said during his exit interview after the Canadiens lost to the Lightning. “I think there’s still a lot of good hockey left in me and I would love to come back here and experience Montreal for being Montreal. It was a weird year, the family not being here and all that.

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Tampa Bay Lightning . Signed . Lightning sign five players to one- year , two -way contracts. Perry , Saad, Parise top remaining NHL unrestricted free agents. Danault signs six- year , million contract with Kings. Forward helped Canadiens reach Stanley Cup Final last season Jones signs one- year , $ 2 million contract with Flyers. Goalie had final three seasons of deal bought out by Sharks

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“One of my first interviews when I signed here in Montreal (I said) that this was a team I grew up cheering for,” Perry added. “It’s blown everything out of the water. It’s been a lot of fun, it’s been not the easiest season with the family not being here and all that, but hopefully I get to experience what Montreal is and have all those fans back at the Bell Centre next year.”

A two-year contract and a chance to win another Stanley Cup with a team that has won it in each of the last two seasons was obviously too good of an offer for Perry to pass up on and the next time he plays at the Bell Centre he will be wearing a Lightning jersey.

Danault happy to be in L.A.

Former Canadien Phillip Danault says he’s “really pumped” to be in Los Angeles after signing a six-year, US$33-million contract with the Kings Wednesday as a free agent.

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There were reports last season that Danault had turned down a six-year, $30-million offer from the Canadiens last September. But Stéphane Fiset, one of Danault’s agents with Newport Sports, told Tony Marinaro on The Sick Podcast on Wednesday that the offer from the Canadiens was a five-year, $25-million deal.

Fiset added that a counter-offer was made to the Canadiens but that Bergevin never responded to it so Danault decided to play out last season and test the free-agent market. Fiset said Danault was hoping the Canadiens would make another offer before the free-agent market opened at noon Wednesday, but it didn’t happen. Fiset didn’t want to go into details about what the counter-offer was, but added that Bergevin didn’t want to pay more than $5 million a season for Danault.

Danault’s new deal works out to $5.5 million per season.

Last season Danault had 5-19-24 totals in 53 regular-season games and 1-3-4 totals in 22 playoff games. He played a key role in the Canadiens advancing to the Stanley Cup final by shutting down the top offensive players in series wins over the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Vegas Golden Knights.

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Danault said the Kings showed belief in both his defensive and offensive abilities and that they really valued him as a player. Danault also noted that with the Canadiens he never played on the power play and took most of his faceoffs in the defensive zone. He won 52.5 per cent of his total faceoffs last season.

In Los Angeles, Danault will be the second-line centre behind Anze Kopitar, a two-time winner of the Frank Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL. Last season Kopitar had 13-37-50 totals in 56 games.

“He’s a really good model for me and I can release a little bit of pressure off his shoulder in checking some big lines and big players every night so he can focus more on his skill asset, offence,” Danault said.

While Danault was disappointed the Canadiens never made him another contract offer, he said he understands it’s part of the business and added that his time in Montreal was “awesome” and that he and his family were treated well.

“It was special to be a Montreal Canadien,” he said. “It was a great experience, but I’m really excited to be in L.A. and turn a new chapter in my career and see more what I have more as a potential to create offence. New chapter.”

Danault plans to go to Los Angeles soon with his wife and their young son to start looking at houses.

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  'We failed': Molson apologizes to fans, but Habs stick by Mailloux Despite a firestorm of criticism this week from sponsors, women’s groups, media columnists and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the Montreal Canadiens have defended their controversial decision to draft defenceman Logan Mailloux . After remaining silent amid the backlash, team owner and president Geoff Molson publicly apologized Wednesday to anyone hurt by the decision. He also pledged to work with Mailloux to prepare him for a career in the NHL. “We gave Logan a second chance but in doing so, we failed to properly assess the impact of our decision on the victim and on anyone who has suffered in similar circumstances,” Molson said in a statement released by the team.

Bergevin thanks Danault

When Bergevin was asked Wednesday about Danault signing with the Kings he said he respected the player’s decision.

“It’s well known we made an offer — a pretty good offer I believe it was last September — and Phil decided to play out his last year of his contract and he hit the market and that’s his right, that’s his choice and I respect that,” Bergevin said. “He made a decision and we want to thank him for what he’s done for the Montreal Canadiens and wish him all the best in Los Angeles.”

More former Habs sign new deals

Perry and Danault aren’t the only former Canadiens to find a new home or sign a new contract since the NHL free-agent period started Wednesday.

Here’s a look at some other former Canadiens who have signed new deals:

Jon Merrill: The 29-year-old defenceman signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Minnesota Wild. He had no points and was minus-11 in 13 regular-season games with the Canadiens after being acquired from the Detroit Red Wings last season in exchange for Hayden Verbeek and a fifth-round pick at this year’s NHL Draft. He also had no points in 13 playoff games and was minus-4.

Charlie Lindgren: The 27-year-old goalie signed a one-year, $750,000 contract with the St. Louis Blues. He spent all of last season on the Canadiens’ taxi squad and didn’t play any games for them. He did play three games for the AHL’s Laval Rocket, posting a 2-1 record with a 2.34 goals-against average and a .887 save percentage.

Canadiens owner Geoff Molson finally addresses Mailloux draft pick

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Nate Thompson: The 36-year-old centre, who played for the Canadiens in 2018-19 and 2019-20, signed a one-year, $800,000 deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. He had 2-3-5 totals in 44 regular-season games and 0-2-2 totals in eight playoff games last season with the Winnipeg Jets. The Canadiens traded Thompson to the Flyers on Feb. 24, 2020 in exchange for a fifth-round pick at this year’s NHL Draft that was used to select Russian defenceman Daniil Sobolev. Thompson signed with the Jets as a free agent before the start of last season.

Jaroslav Halak : The 36-year-old goalie, who spent four seasons with the Canadiens starting in 2006-07, signed a one-year, $1.5-million contract with the Vancouver Canucks. Halak spent the last three seasons with the Boston Bruins and had a 9-6-4 record with a 2.53 GAA and a .905 save percentage last season.

Jarred Tinordi: The 29-year-old defenceman who was the Canadiens’ first-round pick (22nd overall) at the 2010 NHL Draft, signed a two-year, $1.8-million contract with the New York Rangers. Last season he had 0-1-1 totals in 21 games split between the Nashville Predators and the Bruins.

Charles Hudon: The 27-year-old left-winger, who spent five seasons with the Canadiens starting in 2015-16, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning that will pay him $750,000 in the NHL and $250,000 in the AHL. Last season he had 15-17-32 totals in 33 games with Lausanne HC in the Swiss-A league.

Mike McCarron: The 26-year-old right-winger, who was the Canadiens’ first-round pick (25th overall) in 2013, signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Predators that will pay him $750,000 in the NHL and $350,000 in the AHL. Last season he had no points in six games with the Predators and 10-3-13 totals in 27 games with the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals.

Brian Flynn: The 33-year-old centre, who played three seasons with the Canadiens starting in 2014-15, signed a one-year, two-way contract with the New Jersey Devils that will pay him $750,000 in the NHL and $280,000 in the AHL. Last season he had 9-25-34 totals in 50 games with Ambri-Piotta in the Swiss-A League.

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