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Montreal Canadiens sign Laurent Dauphin to one-year, two-way extension

The forward was acquired in a trade earlier this season.

AHL: FEB 19 Manitoba Moose at Laval Rocket Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed Laurent Dauphin to a one-year, two-way contract for the 2020-21 season.

The contract will pay him $700,000 in the NHL, and $175,000 in the AHL. There is a guaranteed minimum of $200,000.

Dauphin was acquired January 7 from the Nashville Predators in a trade that sent Michael McCarron the other way. Dauphin scored seven goals and added eight assists in 25 games with the Rocket. That matched his output (seven goals, nine assists) in 33 games with the Milwaukee Admirals.

The 39th overall pick in 2013 is with his fourth organization and fit in with the Rocket. He played both centre and wing and played in all roles for the team. Along with Alex Belzile and Gustav Olofsson, he is an example of another veteran player who fit in well with the Rocket and head coach Joël Bouchard and is rewarded for doing so.

Dauphin will likely be organizational depth and a big contributor to the Rocket, but like Belzile and Olofsson has a chance to impress and will be eligible to be called up because he has an NHL contract. He has played 35 career NHL games, scoring three goals and adding an assist.