ROCKET SPORTS MEDIA | LAVAL, QC. — On Friday, the Canadiens signed Michael McNiven to a one-year two-way contract extension. The settlement pays him $750,000 within the Nationwide Hockey League (NHL), and $100,000 within the American Hockey League (AHL). The contract ensures the goaltender a wage of $110,000. Each events finalized a deal forward of the arbitration hearing scheduled for August 11th.
In 2020-21, McNiven had a 7-3-3 report, 2.59 targets towards common, and .895 save share in 13 video games performed with the Rocket. On the conclusion of the AHL season, the 24-year previous joined the Canadiens throughout their playoff run as a part of the Black Aces.
McNiven is anticipated to be Cayden Primeau‘s backup in Laval this upcoming season.
Tatar Disappointing End
On Friday, former Hab ahead Tomas Tatar met the media after signing a two-year contract with the New Jersey Devils that can pay him $4.5-million per season.
“I’ve a particular coronary heart for Montreal, the followers, the group,” Tatar stated about his time with the Canadiens. He felt a brand new contract with Montreal wouldn’t be coming as soon as Josh Anderson and Tyler Toffoli had been signed.
“Staff-wise it was very particular for certain. To go that far on this league, it’s one thing very particular. We had an excellent bond within the locker room,” added the ahead in regards to the group’s playoff run.
Tatar’s tenure with the group didn’t end the best way he would have appreciated, having performed in solely 5 of the group’s 22 video games within the put up season. “I don’t actually have a proof to be fairly sincere,” answered the ahead in regards to the motive he was scratched.
The 30-year previous didn’t count on any modifications through the sequence towards the Jets and the Golden Knights, because the group had success with out him. Tatar felt disillusioned that Dominique Ducharme didn’t give him an opportunity to play through the Lightning sequence.
“I actually thought I may assist the group within the Finals. Coaches are making errors, gamers are making errors, and I simply wished to show how large of a mistake that was,” added the Slovak.
In 198 common season video games with the Canadiens, Tatar scored 57 targets and obtained 92 assists for a complete 149 factors. His manufacturing within the playoffs dipped to 2 targets and one help in 15 video games with Montreal.
“If our job is to play towards the perfect offensive gamers and we get the job performed, I don’t care if we can be productive or not,” defined Tatar when requested about his put up season performances.
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