Habs re-sign Pacioretty
The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed forward Max Pacioretty to a two-year contract, general manager Pierre Gauthier announced Monday.
Financial terms weren't disclosed, but TSN reported the deal is worth a total of $3.25 million US.
Pacioretty, 22, tallied 24 points (14 goals) in 37 games in 2010-11, but his third season with Montreal was cut short when he suffered a severe concussion and fractured vertebra as the result of a hit by Boston's Zdeno Chara on March 8.
In announcing the new contract, Gauthier called the six-foot-two, 208-pound Pacioretty "one of the most promising young players in our organization."
"A power forward with skills, Max showed that he can help our team and make a name for himself in the NHL," Gauthier said in a statement. "We are confident that he will have fully recovered from the injury that kept him out of the lineup for the last month of the regular season and the playoffs."