Canadiens re-sign Finnish forwards Armia, Lehkonen | AP sports

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2019

The Canadiens announced on Thursday that they've agreed to terms with forward Artturi Lehkonen on a two-year contract.

Lehkonen's deal is worth $4.8 million with a $2.4 million annual salary-cap hit, while Armia's deal is worth $5.2 million, with a $2.6 million cap hit.

The 24-year-old Lehkonen appeared in all 82 games for the Canadiens last season, setting career highs in assists (20), points (31), game-winning goals (four), shots (176), and differential (plus-10).

After being drafted in the second-round in 2013 he played a season in the SM-liiga, played two seasons in the Swedish Hockey League with Frolunda HC and joined the Canadiens for the 2016-17 season. He has played 221 career games - all of the Canadiens - scoring 41 goals for 80 points over three seasons.

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Armia, 26, became a restricted free agent on July 1 after posting 13-10-23 totals in 57 games last season with the Canadiens. His 13 goals were a career high. He has 39 goals and 42 assists over his career.

The Buffalo Sabres selected Armia in the first round (16th overall) at the 2011 NHL Draft.

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