|(6/15/17) Hudon agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Canadiens on Thursday. According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, the deal is valued at $650,000 annually; it will be a two-way contract for 2017-18, then of the one-way variety for the 2018-19 campaign.|
The offseason may be just four days old, but Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin has been busy working out deals; in addition to extending Hudon's contract, he traded for high-flying forward Jonathan Drouin and sent defensive prospect Mikhail Sergachev to the Lightning along with a conditional pick. Hudon, who was selected in the fifth round (122nd overall) of the 2012 draft, only appeared in three NHL games the past two seasons, but it's clear that he's admired by the big boss in Montreal. Expect the soon-to-be 23-year-old to compete for a roster spot this fall.