The Montreal Canadiens have re-signed RFA forward Michael Bournival to a one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at the NHL level, per TVA.
Bournival, 23, split last season between Montreal and the club’s AHL affiliate in Hamilton, scoring five points in 29 games with the Habs. He failed to appear in any postseason games after playing in 14 during the Canadiens’ run to the 2014 Eastern Conference final.
Last year was a bit of a setback for Bournival, especially after scoring seven goals and 14 points in 60 games during his rookie campaign.
What’s more, things don’t promise to get any easier next season as the Habs retained the services of their two trade deadline pickups — forwards Bryan Flynn and Torrey Mitchell. That adds to an already crowded group that only saw two significant departures this offseason: P.A. Parenteau, who was bought out of his contract, and Manny Malhotra, who wasn’t brought back in free agency.