Habs, Pateryn Agree to Deal

To kick off the 2015 Free Agent Frenzy, the Montreal Canadiens and defenceman Greg Pateryn have agreed to a two-year contract extension. Pateryn had one year remaining on his contract, so he is signed until the end of the 2017-18 National Hockey League season.

According to Renaud Lavoie (TVA Sports), Pateryn will be making $750,000 in the 2016-17 season and $850,000 in the 2017-18 season. For this upcoming season, Pateryn is set to make a $562,000 salary. The contract is a 1-way contract.

Greg Pateryn is a 25-year old right-shot defenceman. Pateryn brings a 6’2″ and 222lbs presence to the blue line. He was drafted in the 5th round (128th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs. He signed his first professional hockey contract with the Montreal Canadiens in 2012.

Pateryn completed a four year stint in the NCAA with the University of Michigan Wolverines, also the alumni school of Max Pacioretty, where Pateryn wore the “A” on his jersey in his senior year. He made his NHL debut in the 2012-13 season with the Canadiens but has spent the majority of his professional career with the Hamilton Bulldogs in the American Hockey League, with several call-ups to the Canadiens.

In 160 games with the Bulldogs, Pateryn has recorded 25 goals and 36 assists for 61 points and 150 penalty minutes. Through 20 games, the defenceman will look for his first career NHL point next season and has only spent 6 minutes in the sin bin. Expect to see much more of Pateryn next season as his contract turns one-way rather than two-way.

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