NHL brushes aside team relocation rumors
JUN 3, 6:21p ET | Puck Drunk Love
Rotowire: Jun 2 / 3:15p ET
News: Petry signed a six-year, $33 million contract with the Canadiens on Tuesday.
Impact: Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin said that re-signing Petry would be an offseason priority back in mid-May, and indeed, he's now locked the blueliner up through the 2020-21 season. The 27-year-old tallied 22 points this season, seven of which came in the 19 regular-season games he played in a Habs sweater after being dealt to Montreal by the Oilers in early March. Petry also registered three points in his 12 playoff appearances with Montreal this season, averaging 22:17 of ice time per contest. He'll likely continue to play with Alexei Emelin as part of the Habs' second pairing next season.
StatsLLC: Jun 2 / 12:00a ET
News: The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a $33 million, six-year contract with Petry. Petry, who was eligible for unrestricted free agency, became a key performer for the Canadiens after general manager Marc Bergevin acquired him from the Edmonton Oilers at the trade deadline. The contract was announced on Tuesday. It runs through the 2020-21 season.
Impact: The 27-year-old Petry had three goals and four assists in 19 regular-season games for the Canadiens. He added two goals and an assist in the postseason. The Canadiens traded a second-round pick and one that turned into a fourth-rounder for Petry.