MONTREAL - The Canadiens announced on Sunday that they had agreed to terms with center Phillip Danault on a three-year contract.
The deal will pay the 25-year-old forward $3.083 million per season (AAV).
A Victoriaville native, Danault suited up for 52 games with the Canadiens last year, netting eight goals and adding 17 assists to go along with an even differential.
Danault completed his third season with Montreal after being acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks in February 2016.
In 155 games with the Habs, Danault boasts 24 goals, 46 assists and 70 points, along with a plus-3 differential.
The 6-foot-1, 195-pound pivot was the Blackhawks' first-round pick - 26th overall - in 2011.