Canadiens agree to terms with Ales Hemsky on one-year deal

The Dallas Stars have won the Alexander Radulov sweepstakes, locking up the former Montreal Canadien for 5 years, meanwhile perhaps as a consolation prize, Habs have signed Ales Hemsky to a one-year deal.

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens agreed to terms on a one-year contract with free agent forward Ales Hemsky on Monday.

The 33-year-old Czech missed most of the 2016-17 campaign after undergoing hip surgery. Hemsky had seven points (4-3) in 15 games with the Dallas Stars last season.

"I’m training at 100 per cent and I’m back to 100 per cent right now," Hemsky said on a conference call. "So I’m sure I’ll be ready for the season and for training camp. I’m excited for that."

Hemsky made his NHL debut with Edmonton in 2002-03 and spent over a decade with the Oilers.

In 838 career regular-season games, Hemsky has 174 goals and 398 assists for 572 points. He has 21 points (7-14) in 43 playoff games.

"It happened really quick," Hemsky said of the signing process. "I had to make a choice so I did today and signed with Montreal. It will be a good opportunity for me."

July 3, 2017

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Ales Hemsky
Right Wing
AGE: 35
LENGTH:
1 Year
CONTRACT TYPE:
Free Agency
SALARY CAP HIT:
$1 million
TOTAL:
$1 million

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