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Tyler Toffoli signs four-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens

Montreal adds its first free agent to the 2020-21 NHL roster.

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The Montreal Canadiens have announced the signing of Tyler Toffoli to a four-year contract.

After being quiet in the days to open free agency following the acquisition of signing of Josh Anderson, Marc Bergevin has made his splash on Thanksgiving Monday, adding one of the top offensive players remaining on the board.

Toffoli played seven-and-a-half seasons with the Los Angeles Kings to begin his NHL career before a trade to the Vancouver Canucks last year. The right-winger had a total of 44 points in 68 regular-season games in 2019-20, with another four points in seven post-season games for the Canucks.

The Canadiens are now over the upper salary-cap limit of $81.5 million for the 2020-21 season, meaning a contract or two may need to be moved before the start of the next campaign to make the 23-man roster compliant.