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Three-year, entry-level contract for forward Joël Teasdale

The Repentigny native enjoyed a standout season with the QMJHL's Blainville-Boisbriand Armada last year

by Montreal Canadiens @CanadiensMTL / Press Release

MONTREAL - General manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a three-year, entry level contract (2018-19 to 2020-21) with forward Joël Teasdale.

Teasdale, 19, ranked third on the team in goals (32) and points (65) in 65 games with the QMJHL's Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in 2017-18. Twelve of his goals were scored on the power play, two while shorthanded and six were game-winning goals.

The five-foot-11, 203-pound forward helped Blainville-Boisbriand reach the QMJHL Finals, registering 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in 21 playoff contests. Teasdale was the Frank-J.-Selke Trophy recipient, awarded annually to the QMJHL's Sportsman of the Year.

The Repentigny native played 178 career games with the Armada since making his Junior debut in 2015-16. Teasdale registered 139 points (61 goals, 78 assists) and 49 penalty minutes, while displaying a plus-36 differential. He added 39 points (16-23-39) in 51 career playoff contests.

Teasdale is currently taking part in the Canadiens' training camp. He also participated in the latest Canadiens' development camp in June 2018.

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