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One-year, two-way contract for right winger Riley Barber

The forward recorded 31 goals and 60 points this past season with the Hershey Bears in the American Hockey League

by News release @CanadiensMTL /

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

The deal will pay Barber $700,000 at the NHL level and $300,000 in the AHL, with $400,000 in guaranteed salary.

Barber, 25, played four seasons with the Washington Capitals' AHL affiliate Hershey Bears, suiting up for 237 regular season games and registering 180 points (90 goals, 90 assists) while serving 179 penalty minutes. The 6'00'', 198 lbs athlete added five goals and 10 helpers in 38 career-playoff contests with the Bears. 

Prior to making his professional debut, Barber completed a three-year collegiate stint with the Miami University in Ohio hockey program where he collected 54 goals and 69 assists for 123 points and an impressive 1.06 point per game average in 116 games. 

Selected in the sixth round by the Capitals (167th overall) in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Barber helped Team USA earn the gold medal at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship.

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