The Montreal Canadiens on Thursday signed restricted free-agent forward Aaron Palushaj to a one-year, two-way contract. Financial terms of the deal were not released.
Palushaj, 22, had a goal and four assists in 38 games with the Canadiens last season, and 15 goals and 20 assists in 35 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs, the Canadiens' American Hockey League affiliate.
The offensive production was his first in the NHL after going without a point in three games in 2010-11.
A 2007 second-round pick of the St. Louis Blues, he was acquired on March 2, 2010, in exchange for forward Matt D'Agostini.