Not long after orchestrating a blockbuster deal with Tampa Bay for Jonathan Drouin, the Canadiens continued to make moves on Thursday by extending forward Charles Hudon.
Per TVA, the deal is for $1.3 million, carrying an average annual cap hit of $650,000. The first year is of the two-way variety, the second is of the one-way.
Hudon has signed a two-year, one-way deal, the club announced. The deal comes after the 22-year-old had a great year with AHL St. John’s, scoring 27 goals and 49 points in 56 games.
The former fifth-round pick in 2012 has appeared in six career games for the Habs, including three last season. Like Drouin, Hudon is a Quebec native and, like Drouin, Hudon is a talented offensive player.
This latest contract suggests Hudon will be protected in the upcoming expansion draft, if he wasn’t going to be already.