The Montreal Canadiens signed forward Alex Newhook to a four-year, $11.6 million contract extension.
The deal has an average annual value of $2.9 million.
Alex Newhook was acquired by the Canadiens from the Colorado Avalanche on June 27.
In exchange for Newhook, the Canadiens gave up the 31st and 37th picks in the 2023 draft and defenseman Gianni Fairbrother.
Newhook is a 22-year-old Canadian center.
He had 16 goals and 14 assists in 82 games with the Colorado Avalanche during the previous season.
Over his career with the Avalanche, Newhook has recorded 27 goals and 39 assists in 159 games.
He was drafted by the Colorado Avalanche as the 16th overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.
The contract extension signifies the Canadiens' confidence inNewhook's abilities and their commitment to developing him further.
The signing of Newhook is a significant move for the Canadiens as they look to strengthen their roster for the upcoming seasons.