As we originally reported on Saturday, the Habs
have made it official, re-signing Greg Stewart to a 1 year contract. The deal is reportedly for the league minimum of $500,000 on a
Last season, Stewart split the season between Montreal and Hamilton. With
the Habs, he collected his only NHL point (an assist) in 20 games with 32 PIMS,
while in Hamilton, he picked up 7 goals and 10 assists in 51 contests with a
team high 170 PIMS. He played in a pair of playoff games for both the
Canadiens and Bulldogs, going pointless in Montreal with 2 PIMS while picking up
a goal with 9 PIMS in Hamilton.
An interesting note on this deal as it stands now is the two-way aspect of it.
As Stewart is 3 years removed from his entry-level contract, he now has to be
subjected to waivers in order to report to the AHL. However, by accepting
an amount less than his QO (if you’re keeping track, he’s the 3rd doing this/accepting less than what he earned last year), he’s increasing his chances of making the NHL roster.
I have updated my last cap article to reflect
this signing and adjusted the projections accordingly. To see the effect
on the cap, click the link below.