Montreal Canadiens sign forward Joel Armia to 4-year contract extension worth US$13.6M

The Montreal Canadiens have locked up Joel Armia, signing the Finnish forward to a four-year extension.

The Habs say the deal, announced Tuesday, has an average annual value of US$3.4 million.

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Armia had 14 points (seven goals, seven assists) in 41 regular-season games for Montreal last year, adding five goals and three assists in 21 playoff appearances.

His career-best season came in 2019-20 when he registered 30 points (16 goals, 14 assists) in 58 games.

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The 28-year-old right-winger was set to become an unrestricted free agent on Wednesday.

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Armia was selected 16th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2011 NHL entry draft, and came to Montreal via a trade in June 2018.

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