MONTREAL (AP) -The Canadiens have signed leading scorer Tomas Plekanec to a six-year contract.
Financial terms of the deal announced Tuesday weren't immediately available. The center was eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Plekanec led Montreal last season with 70 points, including 25 goals. He added four goals and seven assists in 19 postseason games to help the Canadiens make a surprising run to the Eastern Conference finals.
In 393 career NHL regular-season games, the Czech Olympian has 103 goals and 151 assists.
Earlier Tuesday, the Canadiens signed fourth-line winger Mathieu Darche to a one-year contract worth $500,000.