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Canadiens sign Pacioretty to six-year, $27 million contract

TSN.ca staff

8/13/2012; 9:51:52 PM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Max Pacioretty to a six-year contract extension.

The deal carries an average annual value of $4.5 million.

The 23-year-old had a career year in his fourth NHL campaign, leading the team in scoring with 65 points. His 33 goals and 32 assists in 79 games were both career-highs.

His offensive output was enough to land him the Bill Masterton Trophy after he missed significant time at the end of 2010-11 with a fractured vertebra. That injury -sustained after a hit from Zdeno Chara - ended his season.

The team announced the deal via Twitter on Monday night.

Pacioretty had just finished the final year of a two-year, $3.25 million contract he signed with the Canadiens in 2011.

More details to follow.

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Pacioretty - Plekanec - Cole

Bourque - Galchenyuk - Gionta

Prust - Gomez - Eller

Armstrong - White - Moen

Subban - Markov

Kaberle - Gorges

Y. Weber - Emelin

Price

Budaj

If Galchenyuk's ready they could most definetly make the playoffs. But if he isn't the line up without him could still get the 6th or 7th seed

Pacioretty - Plekanec - Cole

Bourque - Eller - Gionta

Prust - Gomez - Moen

Desharnais - White - Armstrong

If they can get rid of Gomez' cap hit and bring in a true shutdown third line center, they could have one of the grittiest third line's in the league.

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