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Mathieu Perreault signs one-year contract with Montreal Canadiens

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The versatile forward joins the team on an inexpensive deal.

Montreal Canadiens v Winnipeg Jets - Game Two Photo by Jonathan Kozub/NHLI via Getty Images

On the second day of free agency, the Montreal Canadiens have added forward Mathieu Perreault to the NHL roster.

It’s a fairly inexpensive one-year, $950,000 deal that doesn’t put much of a dent in the cap space that the team will still have available from Shea Weber’s contract.

Perreault played the 2020-21 season with the Winnipeg Jets, playing on the left wing. Given the number of wingers the Canadiens already have, Marc Bergevin might be expecting he’ll play down the middle and help compensate for the departure of Phillip Danault.

The Drummondville native had 19 points while playing all 56 games last year, and two points in the eight playoff game the Jets contested.