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Canadiens tender offer sheet to restricted free agent Sebastian Aho

The Hurricanes have seven days to match the proposal, which Aho has signed

by Matt Cudzinowski @CanadiensMTL /

MONTREAL - The Canadiens tendered an offer sheet to restricted free agent forward Sebastian Aho of the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday.

The proposed offer, which Aho has signed, is for five years with an average annual value of $8.454 million.

Carolina has seven days to match the Canadiens' offer.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: ''Sebastian Aho accepted our offer. He wants to come to Montreal. He sees our youngsters coming up in the organization and he wants to be a part of that. We're proud, but there's still a waiting period.'' - Marc Bergevin #GoHabsGo

If they fail to do so and Aho joins Montreal, the Canadiens will provide compensation in the form of a first-round pick, second-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft.

The Canadiens will not incur any penalty if the Hurricanes match the offer and Aho remains with Carolina.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: "When you make an offer like that, we saw a vulnerable position. The offer, with the compensation and the youngsters we have, we realized that it was the best chance we had to get the player." - Marc Bergevin#GoHabsGo

The 21-year-old Finnish centerman led Carolina with 30 goals and 83 points in 82 games this past season.

He also led the Hurricanes with 12 points (5 goals, 7 assists) in 15 playoff games.

Tweet from @CanadiensMTL: "I'm willing to do anything to help the Montreal Canadiens. That's what I'm here to do." - Marc Bergevin �� Je suis pr��t �� tout pour aider les Canadiens de Montr��al. C'est pour ��a que je suis l��. �� - Marc Bergevin#GoHabsGo

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