The Montreal Canadiens signed another one of their pending RFAs today, as they reached a two-year deal with Phillip Danault, according to a team release. Renaud Lavoie of TVA tells us he’ll earn $912K per season. Danault is coming off his entry-level contract and was not eligible to file for salary arbitration today.
After acquiring the left winger mid-season from the Chicago Blackhawks, Danault played in 21 games for Montreal down the stretch. A bottom-six forward, the 23-year old played just over twelve and a half minutes per night for the club and registered four goals and ten points for the two teams combined.
At less than $1MM per season, the Habs have found a cheap option to play on their fourth line after being in cap-trouble earlier this summer. The team now has just $256K under the cap, with all of their free agents signed (according to CapFriendly).