The Montreal Canadiens
on Tuesday locked up forwards Maxim Lapierre
and James T. Wyman and defenseman Mathieu Carle
for the 2010-11 season by signing all three to one-year contracts. No financial terms were disclosed.
Lapierre, 25, scored 7 goals and had 14 points in 76 games with the Canadiens last season and added 4 points in 19 playoff games. In 255 career NHL games with Montreal, the 2003 second-round pick has 35 goals and 72 points.
Carle and Wyman both made their NHL debuts in 2009-10.
Carle, 22, was scoreless in three games with the Canadiens this past season, but had 5 goals and 15 points in 31 games with Hamilton of the AHL, missing 44 games with injuries. Carle was a second-round pick (No. 53) by Montreal in the 2006 Entry Draft.
Wyman, selected in the fourth round (No. 100) in the 2004 Entry Draft, was also scoreless in three games with Montreal in 2009-10. The 24-year-old had 17 goals and 37 points with Hamilton.
Goaltender Carey Price
is now the Canadiens' only unsigned regular. Montreal has told free-agent forwards Glen Metropolit
and Dominic Moore
, and defenseman Marc-Andre Bergeron
and Paul Mara
that it will not make contract offers to them.