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Lukas Vejdemo signs one-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens

The forward returns for another season after a great year in Laval.

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed Lukas Vejdemo to a one-year contract extension. The Swedish centre has been a staple with the Laval Rocket over the past couple of years, and even scored the final goal of the regular season in 2020, just before the COVID pause.

Vejdemo was drafted in the third round as an over-ager in 2015. While he started out in the SHL, he has taken further steps with the Laval Rocket under the tutelage of Joël Bouchard.

Last season Vejdemo started in HockeyAllsvenskan with Södertälje, where he had two goals and eight assists in HockeyAllsvenskan in 12 games. He was injured after a tough tackle and came back stronger to be one of the players that the Laval Rocket leaned on during the season. The centre drew tough assignments, on the penalty kill and facing top competition. With that deployment, his seven goals and six assists in 27 games can be viewed as a success.

There has been some interests in his services among SHL clubs, especially his hometown team of Djurgården, to sign him this off-season, but an NHL contract has always been the prefered choice of Vejdemo.

We are currently working to reach Vejdemo for a comment on his new deal.