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Canadiens re-sign Travis Moen to four-year-deal

Friday, 06.29.2012 / 8:13 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / NHL Free Agency 2012 blog

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Canadiens re-sign Travis Moen to four-year-deal

The Montreal Canadiens on Friday re-signed forward Travis Moen to a four-year contract. No financial terms were disclosed, but TSN reports the deal is worth a total of $7.4 million, for an average annual value of $1.85 million.

Moen, 30, would have become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

"Travis brings tremendous leadership to our club, and is very appreciated from his teammates. He expressed his desire to remain with the Canadiens organization and we are very happy to have come to an agreement with him before July 1," GM Marc Bergevin said in a statement. "He has a lot of experience and brings a physical presence to our group of forwards."

Moen completed his eighth season in the NHL and third with the Canadiens in 2011-12, scoring nine goals and adding seven assists for 16 points in 48 games. He also had 41 penalty minutes, 45 shots on goal and 75 hits while averaging 15:42 of ice time before suffering a season-ending upper-body injury on Feb. 9.

Since his NHL debut in 2003-04, Moen has registered 107 points (52 goals, 55 assists) and has 681 penalty minutes in 570 regular-season games. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound forward has 11 goals and eight assists in 68 career playoff games and was a member of the Anaheim Ducks' Cup-winning team in 2007.

“Testing the market can definitely be tempting and it’s something you only get to do a few times over the course of your career. But my family and I love it in Montreal. Our first goal was really to be able to stay here,” Moen told the Canadiens' website. “We were looking for a four-year contract and we didn’t know if we’d find that with another team. When you have a great offer on the table, you have to take it.”

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