July 13, 2018 2:42 pm

Montreal Canadiens sign forward Joel Armia to 1-year contract

Winnipeg Jets right wing Joel Armia (40) is hooked by Chicago Blackhawks centre Artem Anisimov (15) as defenceman Duncan Keith (2) looks on during second period NHL hockey action in Winnipeg on Thursday, March 15, 2018. Armia will now be part of the Habs.

John Woods/The Canadian Press

Forward Joel Armia has signed a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens.

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The contract pays the 25-year-old Finn US$1.85 million.

Armia was acquired in a trade with the Winnipeg Jets on June 30. He set career highs with 12 goals, 17 assists and 29 points in 79 games last season with Winnipeg.

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Armia, a first-round pick of the Buffalo Sabres (16th overall in 2011), also scored two goals in 13 playoff games with the Jets.

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