MONTREAL -- Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced Wednesday the signing of defenceman Jaroslav Spacek to a three-year contract (2009-10 to 2011-12). As per club policy, financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Last season, Spacek, 35, led the Buffalo Sabres defencemen in scoring with 45 points in 80 games (8 goals, 37 assists). He registered 38 penalty minutes, maintained a +2 differential and an average time of ice of 22:16 mins.
The Rokycany, Czech Republic native will be entering his 11th NHL season in 2009-10. He played in a total of 701 career regular season games in the NHL with Florida, Chicago, Edmonton, Columbus and Buffalo. He registered 303 points (73 goals, 230 assists), amassed 515 penalty minutes and a +25 differential.
The 5’11’’, 204-pound defenceman was a 5th round selection by the Panthers, 117th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. He joined the Sabres as a free agent on July 5th, 2006.Read also:Habs sign Brian Gionta to a 5-year deal Hal Gill heading to Montreal Habs sign Michael Cammalleri Catch of the day Habs acquire Scott Gomez Offseason tracker Canadiens Class of 2009