Montreal Canadiens re-sign Mark Barberio, avoid free agency

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The Montreal Canadiens have avoided restricted free agency with Montreal native Mark Barberio.

The defenceman inked a two-year, one-way contract with the Canadiens that runs through 2017-18, GM Marc Bergevin announced Monday. The new deal is worth a total of $1.5 million.

In his first season in the Habs organization in 2015-16, Barberio dressed for 30 NHL games, scoring two goals while adding eight assists. The 26-year-old’s season ended on March 19 due to a concussion.

Barberio began last season in the AHL with the St. John’s IceCaps, where he had two goals and 20 points in 26 matches. In 2015-16, he was on a two-way contract that paid him $250,000 at the AHL level and $600,000 at the NHL level.

Before joining the Canadiens as an unrestricted free agent in July 2015, Barberio spent five seasons in the Tampa Bay Lightning organization.

He has 27 points in 133 career NHL games.

June 13, 2016

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Mark Barberio
Defence
AGE: 31

SIGNED BY
Montreal Canadiens
LENGTH
2 yrs
CONTRACT TYPE
Re-signing
SALARY CAP HIT
$750,000
TOTAL
$1.5 million

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