Marc Bergevin and the Montreal Canadiens added another depth piece to the defence core, signing Chris Wideman to a one-year deal at the league-minimum salary.
Chris Wideman 1yr $750,000 Montreal— Andy Strickland (@andystrickland) July 28, 2021
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with defenseman Chris Wideman.#GoHabsGo— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) July 28, 2021
Wideman, as you may remember, was in the infamous Uber dashcam video in which he and several other Ottawa Senators players were recorded off the record, heard insulting multiple parts of the Senators organization. He then went to Edmonton in a small trade, then a few months later was flipped to Florida for Alex Petrovic, and from there was again sent packing to Pittsburgh for Jean-Sebastien Dea, who, incidentally, has also been signed by the Canadiens today.
Wideman played the next year in San Diego in the AHL, before heading over to the KHL last year, where he led all defencemen in scoring with nine goals and 32 assists, placing him top-25 in overall KHL scoring.