Canadiens sign Pacioretty to Contract Extension.

Pacioretty inks long-term contract extension with Habs.

The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed winger Max Pacioretty to a six-year contract extension worth an average annual cap hit of $4.5 million. The new deal begins in 2013-14.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Pacioretty, winner of the 2012 Masterton Trophy, was among the few bright spots in an otherwise forgettable season for Les Canadiens in 2011-12, with a breakout performance of 33 goals and 65 points.

The 23-year-old “Max Patch” has one season remaining on his current contract, which pays him $1.65 million. The Habs obviously feel he’s a valuable part of their future and wasted little time getting him re-signed, especially as his value may increase if he has a similar or better performance in 2012-13, whenever that might start. If he continues to play as well as he did last season, he’ll be worth every penny for the Habs.


  1. Best move by Marc Bergevin to date.

    • Agreed!