As the Montreal Canadiens continued their rebuilding of their bottom six by they adding a potential fourth-line replacement player in the form of Cedric Paquette on an one-year deal worth $950,000 per season.
One-year deal for Cedrik Paquette with Canadiens.— Eric Engels (@EricEngels) July 28, 2021
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward Cédric Paquette.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 28, 2021
Paquette is more than familiar with the Montreal area, having played his Junior career for the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada before joining the Tampa Bay Lightning organization. There he spent seven seasons, before being traded to Ottawa in the summer of 2020.
He played just nine games for the Senators, adding one assist, before being shipped to Carolina where he tallied three goals and four assists in 38 games.