Montreal Canadiens Extend Rafael Harvey-Pinard

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that they have re-signed Rafael Harvey-Pinard to a two-year deal worth $2.2 million, with an AAV of $1.1 million. Harvey-Pinard was a seventh round pick of the Canadiens in 2019, and last year showed that he deserved to be on the NHL roster. In 34 games with the Canadiens last season he put up 16 goals and 15 assists for 31 points, he added another 16 goals in 40 games with Laval. He picked up his first career hat-trick on March 25th in an 8-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. There’s no doubt the Canadiens are currently in a rebuild and two of their biggest pieces are Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield but Harvey-Pinard has the ability to be a solid piece for the Habs in a big middle six role for the team. The 24-year-old forward is also waivers exempt with gives the Canadiens more flexibility if they need to send him down to Laval, however I do expect him to be on the Habs roster on opening night. Montreal is currently tight against the cap and I believe that their is another move coming one that could see a Mike Hoffman heading out of Montreal, Hoffman has one-year on his current deal at $4.5 million.

Armand Klisivitch

Inside The Rink ECHL Manager | Senior Editor Credentialed Reporter for the Adirondack Thunder & Worcester Railers.

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