Canadiens bring back Wideman on 2-year deal

Posted: 07/06/2022 in NHL
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The Montreal Canadiens have signed pending unrestricted free-agent defenseman Chris Wideman to a two-year contract.

The pact is worth the league minimum of $750,000 per season, according to Sportsnet’s Eric Engels.

Wideman tallied four goals and 23 assists in 64 games last season, tying Jeff Petry for the lead among Habs defensemen with 27 points.

The 32-year-old shoots right and stands at 5-foot-10, 183 pounds.

Ottawa drafted Wideman in the fourth round in 2009, and he played the first four years of his career with the Senators, Edmonton Oilers, and Florida Panthers. He spent 2019-20 in the AHL and 2020-21 in the KHL before signing a one-year deal with Montreal last offseason.

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