Habs Agree to Terms with Michael Chaput and Kenny Agostino

DEPTH. DEPTH. DEPTH. That is the story of the Canadiens on the opening day of free agency and there is nothing wrong with that. They shouldn’t dive into crazy contracts with long term when they are in currently in a period of retooling.

In addition to signing Ouellet and Peca earlier today, the Habs announced that they have signed forwards Michael Chaput and Kenny Agostino. Chaput inked a two-year, two-way deal where he will earn $650,000 at the NHL level and $275,000 in the AHL in the first year, and $700,000/$275,000 in the second year. He is guaranteed $325,000 in salary each season. Agostino, on the other hand, signed a one-year, two-way deal that will have him earn $700, 000 in the NHL and $275, 000 in the AHL with $350, 000 of it being guaranteed.

Chaput, 26, was drafted by the Flyers in the third round back in 2010. He spent most of this past season with the Utica Comets in the AHL, posting 17 goals and 25 assists in 55 games. He was pointless in 9 games with the Canucks. On June 24th, the Canucks dealt Chaput to the Blackhawks but they let him walk.

Agostino, 26, was selected 140th overall in the fifth round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Penguins. In the 2017-18 season, Agostino had 53 (16 goals, 37 assists) points in 64 games for the Providence Bruins in the AHL. He had one assist in 5 games for the Bruins on a short call-up.

 

The Canadiens look to be focusing on adding depth to the organization that will help out their AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket. The success of the farm team in the past has been ignored but it looks like management has turned over a new leaf.

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One Response to Habs Agree to Terms with Michael Chaput and Kenny Agostino

  1. gotta keep the farm team stocked with young talent in case of injuries but the way Benn, Schlemko and Alzner played last year some of these Dmen might sneak in

    Bay_Bye July 1, 2018 at 3:32 pm Reply

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