Habs lock up Lapierre
Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of forward Maxim Lapierre to a two-year contract (2008-09 and 2009-10). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.Lapierre didn't make a huge impact during the postseason, but in the regular season he proved himself a full-time NHLer.
“Maxim is part of our core of young players who contribute to the success of our team. The determination, grit and energy he brings to the ice are important assets that we are looking for in our young players,”said Bob Gainey.>> team release
I haven't yet seen the terms, but he'll likely still come cheap given his age and experience.
UPDATE The deal's for just $1.375-million over two years. He'll make near the league minimum in 2008-09.