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SportNHL free agency 2019: Canadiens, Artturi Lehkonen agree to two-year contract

02:30  12 july  2019
02:30  12 july  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Lehkonen was selected by the Canadiens in the second round (No. 55) in the 2013 NHL Draft after playing for The Canadiens signed him to a three- year , entry-level contract on May 8, 2016. Lehkonen had four points ( two goals, two assists) in six games to help Finland win the gold medal at

Mike Reilly agreed to a two - year , million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. Reilly could have become a restricted free agent on July 1. The 25-year-old defenseman had 11 Reilly has 37 points (seven goals, 30 assists) in 160 NHL games with the Wild and Canadiens .

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With Sebastian Aho staying in Carolina, the Canadiens looked to a familiar face to help maintain their current roster.

The Habs announced on Thursday restricted free agent winger Artturi Lehkonen re-signed to a two-year deal with an AAV of $2.4 million. The 24-year-old played all 82 games for the first time in his three-year career last season recording a career-high 31 points (11-20-31) in the process.

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A second-round pick by Montreal in 2013, the Finland native should surpass 300 games played in a Canadiens uniform early into the second year of his contract if he remains healthy.

Lehkonen re-signed with Montreal the same day as fellow arbitration-filer Joel Armia, who signed a two-year contract with an AAV of $2.6 million.

CapFriendly projects the Canadiens have $4,844,524 remaining in cap space with only Charles Hudon left to bring back from last year's active roster. Hudon has his arbitration hearing scheduled for Aug. 2.

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