Canadiens, forward Jake Evans agree to two-year extension

The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a two-year extension with forward Jake Evans, the club announced Wednesday.

Per the team, Evans' two-way deal will pay him $700,000 at the NHL level in Year 1 (or $225,000 at the AHL level), while his contract will become a one-way deal in Year 2, paying him $800,000 at the NHL level.

The 24-year-old Evans appeared in 13 games for the Canadiens in 2019-20, posting two goals and one assist in that span. Through 51 games for AHL Laval in 2019-20, he amassed 14 goals and 38 points, that coming after a 45-point effort in the AHL one year prior.

Evans joined the Canadiens organization as a seventh-round pick (207th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft after a strong career at the University of Notre Dame.

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