Habs, Andrighetto Agree to One-Year Contract

Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America

Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images North America

Sven Andrighetto and the Montreal Canadiens have come to terms on a one-year contract. The 23-year old Swiss winger was drafted in the 3rd round (86th overall) of the 2013 NHL Entry draft by the Habs.

Andrighetto had a good showing in the American Hockey League earlier on in the 2015-16 season as he posted 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points in 26 games with the Canadiens’ affiliate St. John’s IceCaps.

Running into injury problems this season on the Canadiens roster, Andrighetto earned the opportunity to be called up to Montreal and showcase his talent. In 44 games with the team, Andrighetto tallied 7 goals and 10 assists for 17 points. Sven had been playing on a range of lines, whether it was the 3rd line with Byron and Eller or the 1st line with Pacioretty and Galchenyuk in Gallagher’s absence.

Photo: Eliteprospects.com

Photo: Eliteprospects.com

The salary as of right now is uncertain, but the length of the contract is one-year and it is one-way. Barring any major trade, free agent signing or injury, Brendan Gallagher is likely the first line right wing. After that the depth on the right side starts to get interesting with Sven Andrighetto, Daniel Carr, Brian Flynn, Nikita Scherbak, Max Friberg and Mark MacMillan fighting for the final three spots (as of now).

We can expect to see him more next season, and with a new contract being needed at the end of the 2016-17 season, as well as a potential expansion draft coming up in the near future, his production this season will be very telling about his future in Montreal.

Follow Sven Andrighetto on Twitter: @Andrighetto25

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