Canadiens Re-Sign Finnish Forwards Joel Armia, Artturi Lehkonen

Jose Verdugo
Julio 14, 2019

Lehkonen re-signed with Montreal the same day as fellow arbitration-filer Joel Armia, who signed a two-year contract with an AAV of $2.6 million.

The Canadiens acquired Armia from the Winnipeg Jets last summer - along with goalie Steve Mason and a seventh-round pick at this year's NHL Draft (defenceman Kieran Ruscheinski) - in exchange for defenceman Simon Bourque and a fourth-round pick at next year's draft.

The two sides were set to have a hearing on August 3 had they not come together on a deal.

The 24-year-old Finn set a new career high in 2018-19 with 31 points in 82 games.

Lehkonen is coming off of his entry level contract.

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80 - The forward has 80 career points to date, including 41 goals, in 221 National Hockey League games. In 237 career regular-season games, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-winger from Finland has 39-42-81 totals.

Lehkonen had 11 goals last season while setting career bests for assists (20) and points (31).

The six-foot, 177-pound forward was Montreal's second-round pick (55th overall) in 2013.

Armia was picked in the first round (16th overall) by Buffalo in 2011. He has 41 goals and 30 assists in 221 career games, all with Montreal.

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