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One-year, two-way contract for forward Alex Belzile

The 27-year-old native of Saint-Éloi was the Rocket's leading scorer in his first season in Laval last season

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / News release

MONTREAL - Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2019-20) with forward Alex Belzile.

The deal will pay Belzile $700,000 at the NHL level and $175,000 in the AHL, with $200,000 in guaranteed salary.

Belzile, 27, led the Rocket in 2018-19 in goals (19), assists (35), points (54), power play goals (8) and points (23 - tied with J. Evans), shorthanded points (5), game-winning goals (3 - tied with J. Evans), penalty minutes (80) and shots (179).

In 219 career AHL regular season games with Laval, San Antonio and Hamilton since joining the league in 2012-13, Belzile has recorded 118 points (47 goals, 71 assists) and 203 penalty minutes.

A native of Saint-Éloi, Quebec, Belzile signed an AHL contract with the Rocket as a free agent on July 1, 2018.

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