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Canadiens agree to terms with Laurent Dauphin

The forward has signed a one-year, two-way contract

by Canadiens de Montréal @CanadiensMTL / Press Release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the organization has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2020-21) with forward Laurent Dauphin.

The contract will see Dauphin earn $700,000 in the NHL and $175,000 in the AHL, with a guaranteed salary of $200,000.

Acquired in a trade with the Nashville Predators on January 7, 2020 (in return for Michael McCarron) Dauphin, 25, played 25 games with the Laval Rocket in 2019-20, totaling 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists). He added 16 points (7 goals, 9 assists) in 33 contests with the Milwaukee Admirals.

In 35 career NHL regular season games, all with the Arizona Coyotes, since his debut in 2015-16, the 6'01'' and 180 lbs forward has recorded four points (3 goals, 1 assist) and 18 penalty minutes. A native of Repentigny, Quebec, Dauphin has also appeared in 277 career AHL contests, with Portland, Springfield, Tucson, Rockford, Milwaukee and Laval, tallying 148 points (62 goals, 86 assists).

A product of the QMJHL's Chicoutimi Saguenéens, Dauphin amassed 186 points (80 goals, 106 assists) in 170 games in the junior ranks. On the international stage, he suited up for Canada at the 2013 U18 World Championship (gold medal). Dauphin was the Coyotes' second-round pick (39th overall) in 2013.

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