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Canadiens agree to terms with Joel Armia

The 26-year-old forward accepts a two-year contract with the club from 2019-20 to 2020-21

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Thursday that they've agreed to a two-year contract with forward Joel Armia (2019-20 to 2020-21, $2.6 million AAV).

Armia, 26, set new career highs for goals (13), power play goals (2), and power play points (6) in his first year with the Canadiens in 2018-19. He also added 10 assists for 23 total points.

A native of Pori, Finland, Armia has played 237 career NHL games for the Buffalo Sabres, Winnipeg Jets, and Canadiens, scoring 39 goals and 81 points.

The 6-foot-4, 210-pound forward was acquired from the Jets in June 2018 along with goaltender Steve Mason, a seventh-round selection in 2019 and a fourth-round pick in 2020 in exchange for Simon Bourque. Armia was picked in the first round (16th overall) by the Buffalo Sabres in 2011.

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