The Montreal Canadiens have come to terms on a two-year contract extension with defenseman Nathan Beaulieu the club announced.
Beaulieu was set to become a restricted free agent with his three-year, $3.8 million entry-level contract expiring.
The 22-year-old appeared in 65 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15 scoring one goal and eight assists while averaging 15:42 in time on ice.
He also appeared in eight American Hockey League games with the Hamilton Bulldogs scoring two goals and four points.
With Beaulieu and Jeff Petry signed, the Habs have seven defensemen under contract for next season.
GM Marc Bergevin announced last month that the club would not re-sign pending unrestricted free agents Mike Weaver and Sergei Gonchar.