Canadiens' Pezzetta signs one-year, $750K extension

Montreal Canadiens' Michael Pezzetta skates prior to NHL hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Montreal, Saturday, January 29, 2022. (Graham Hughes/CP)

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Michael Pezzetta to a one-year contract extension worth $750,000.

Pezzetta had five goals, six assists and a team-leading 81 penalty minutes in 51 games with the Canadiens last season.

The 24-year-old Toronto native made his NHL debut in November after starting the season with Laval of the AHL.

The Canadiens selected the six-foot-one, 216-pound winger in the sixth round (160th overall) of the 2016 NHL Draft.

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