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Cousins signs one-year contract with Canadiens

Forward gets $1 million after he had NHL career-high 27 points for Coyotes last season

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Nick Cousins signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Montreal Canadiens on Friday.

The 25-year-old center had an NHL career-high 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) in 81 games with the Arizona Coyotes last season.

Cousins became an unrestricted free agent when the Coyotes did not extend him a qualifying offer by the June 25 deadline. Arizona acquired him in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers on June 16, 2017.

Selected by Philadelphia in the third round (No. 68) of the 2011 NHL Draft, Cousins has 73 points (31 goals, 42 assists) in 259 regular-season games with the Flyers and Coyotes, and had no points in six Stanley Cup Playoff games with Philadelphia in 2016.

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