Habs Re-Sign Andreas Martinsen

The Montreal Canadiens have announced that the re-signing of Andreas Martinsen to a one-year contract.

According to Pierre LeBrun, the contract is a one-way deal for one year worth $675,000. This is a slight increase from his previous contract signed with the Colorado Avalanche which had a $640,000 cap hit over one year (per CapFriendly).


Martinsen was an undrafted free agent who came over to North America at the age of 25. With the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League (AHL), he tallied two points in ten games before earning a spot on the Avalanche. He would play 55 games in the 2015-16 season where he had 11 points.

In 2016-17, Martinsen played another 55 games with Colorado. He had a slight dip in performance, recording seven points over that span.

On the day of the trade deadline, Martinsen was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for the young winger Sven Andrighetto.

Since the trade, the 6’3″ / 220lbs forward has dressed in nine regular season games and two playoff games for the Habs. In the 11 matches combined, he had no points, no penalty minutes and a -5 plus/minus rating.

Recently, Martinsen played for Team Norway at the 2017 IIHF World Ice Hockey Championships. Norway placed 11th in the tournament, and Andreas recorded a goal and an assist.

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One Response to Habs Re-Sign Andreas Martinsen

  1. this is a waste of the paper he signed. he has absolutely no offensive abilities and we need scorers not the worse possession player in the nhl. I know it was cheap but if I were a prospect in the organization I would be pissed. this useless player gets a 1 way deal and there are guys trying to earn a shot at the big league..another MB brainless act

    bay bye June 5, 2017 at 9:33 pm Reply

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