Hudon signs on for two more years

Charles Hudon has come to an agreement with the Montreal Canadiens for two more years.

The contract will pay Hudon approximately $650,000 per year. This is Hudon’s first contract since his Entry Level Contract which had an AAV of $725,000.

The first year of his contract will be a two-way deal, allowing for easier movement between the Canadiens and the Laval Rocket. The second year is a one-way deal which would trigger a need for waivers should he be sent to the American Hockey League (AHL).

Professional hockey career

During the 2016-17 season, Hudon spent 56 games in the AHL with the Habs then-affiliate St. John’s IceCaps. With 27 goals, Hudon had an outstanding season totaling 49 points. The 22-year old has already played 207 games in the league, averaging 0.78 points per game.

He has played very few games in the National Hockey League (NHL). In fact, a total of six.

But in that time, Charles has contributed each time he has been called up. Still awaiting to score his first career goal, he has four assists in his six career games played. It is clear that the Habs will need to make more use of him on this contract.

Charles was the 122nd overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. The fifth rounder was taken by the Canadiens. In his draft year, he was coming off of a point per game season. He would then go on to put his leadership to the test as captain of the Chicoutimi Saguenéens (QMJHL).

The Montreal Canadiens begin rookie and training camps later this summer as Hudon will look to work towards starting the regular season with the Habs.

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