Canadiens sign Artturi Lehkonen to a 1-year deal

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The Montreal Canadiens have signed restricted free-agent forward Artturi Lehkonen to a one-year deal worth $2.3 million, the team announced Saturday.

Lehkonen put up 13 points in 47 games during the 2020-21 regular season and scored three goals during the Habs' Stanley Cup Final run. The 26-year-old booked Montreal's ticket to its first finals appearance since 1993 after scoring in overtime to dispatch the Vegas Golden Knights in six games.

A solid part of the Canadiens' bottom-six forward group, Lehkonen also logged 37 minutes of shorthanded ice time in the postseason, which was the fifth-most among all NHL forwards.

Montreal selected Lehkonen in the second round of the 2013 NHL Draft, and he's put up 120 career points in 338 games.

Canadiens sign Artturi Lehkonen to a 1-year deal
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