Canadiens sign Armia to 2-year, $5.2M contract

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  • 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 deal means Armia and the Canadiens avoid arbitration, which was scheduled for July 20.
  • The 26-year-old had 13 goals, a career-high, and 23 points in 2018-19, suiting up in 57 games for Montreal.
  • The Pori, Finland native was acquired by the Canadiens from the Winnipeg Jets in a June 2018 trade after spending four-plus seasons with the Jets organization.
  • With $6.5M left on their Salary Cap, Marc Bergevin’ summer looks pretty much over.
  • 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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