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Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with free agent Alexander Radulov

by Staff Writer / Montréal Canadiens


MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year contract (2016-17) with free agent forward Alexander Radulov.

Radulov, 29, played 53 games with the KHL’s CSKA Moscow in 2015-16, leading his team in goals (23 – tied for fifth in the league). He ranked second in the KHL in assists (42), points (65) and differential (+28). The 6'01’’ and 205 lbs winger served 73 penalty minutes, registered 177 shots on goal and averaged 21:06 of ice time per game. He finished tied for third in the KHL playoffs with 16 points (4 goals, 12 assists) in 20 contests, helping Moscow reach the Gagarin Cup finals.

Radulov appeared in 154 regular season games with the NHL's Nashville Predators, contributing 102 points (47 goals, 55 assists). He scored nine goals on the powerplay and six winning goals, with a +29 differential and 74 penalty minutes. In eight seasons with Ufa and Moscow (KHL), Radulov collected 492 points (169 goals, 323 assists) in 391 games. He won the Gagarin Cup in 2011 with Ufa.

A product of the QMJHL’s Quebec Remparts, Radulov collected 227 points (93 goals, 134 assists) in 127 games in the junior ranks. He helped the Remparts win the 2006 Memorial Cup tournament, ranking second in the tournament with nine points (5 goals, 4 assists) in four games.

On the international stage, Radulov suited up for Russia at the U18 World Championship in 2004 (gold medal); at the 2005 and 2006 World Junior Championships (two silver medals); at the World Championship in 2007 (bronze), 2008 (gold), 2009 (gold), 2011 and 2013; as well as at the Winter Olympic Games in 2010 in Vancouver and in 2014 in Sochi.

A native of Nizhny Tagil, Russia, Radulov was selected in the first round, 15th overall by Nashville at the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

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