Canadiens re-sign G Price to 2-year contract

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed restricted free-agent

goalie Carey Price to a two-year contract.

The 22-year-old goaltender signed the new contract on Thursday,

ending two months of negotiations with the Canadiens.

Price has spent his entire career in Montreal after being

selected fifth overall in the 2005 NHL draft. He’ll start the

upcoming season as the team’s No. 1 goalie. He split the duties

last season with Jaroslav Halak, who has since been dealt to the

St. Louis Blues.

Price was 13-20-5 in 41 games. Halak took over the starting job

late in the season and helped the Canadiens reach the Eastern

Conference finals.