Marc Bergevin continues to be busy on Friday as the Canadiens have signed him to a two year extension. TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports it’s a one-way deal with a cap hit of $725,000.
Carr split last season between St. John’s and Montreal. With the IceCaps, he picked up where he left off in 2014-15, scoring 10 goals and 11 assists in only 24 games, suggesting that he was ready for full-time NHL duty.
The Canadiens recalled him in December and he never made it back to the AHL after that point. Carr had quite the NHL debut, scoring on his first shot on his first shift. It wasn’t all good news for him as Carr missed nearly three months with a knee injury though was able to return to Montreal’s lineup late in the season. Overall, he finished with six goals and three assists in 24 games while averaging 12:04 per night.
Carr has another year remaining of waiver exemption which could impact his quest to secure a roster spot next season. He should be in the mix for a bottom six role with the big club, pending any further signings.
Montreal now only has one restricted free agent remaining in Phillip Danault.