Canadiens sign David Desharnais to four-year extension
The Montreal Canadiens have signed David Desharnais to a four-year extension, according to the team.
The new deal is worth an average of $3.5 million per year, according to RDS' Renaud Lavoie -- a dramatic increase over Desharnais' previous $950,000 annual salary.
Desharnais, 26, was scheduled to be a restricted free agent following the 2012-13 season.
He scored 16 goals and totaled 60 points in 81 games in 2011-12 and has eight goal and 16 points in 27 games this season.