Habs Re-sign Andrei Markov

Andrei Markov’s tenure with the Montreal Canadiens will continue for another three seasoms as the Voskresensk native re-signed with the team last night. Having spent the last decade manning the Hab’s blue-line, Markov has been hampered by injuries of late as he missed the first 10 games of last season due to his injured knee, thenplayed just seven games before a second knee injury that required season-ending surgery. The deal, which will pay him $17.25-million over the course of three years is pretty large considering the chunk of games he has missed. However this shows the commitment the organization has towards a fan-favorite who also holds Canadian citizenship.

At 32, it makes sense for Markov to stay in the city he’s undoubetly adopted as an official second home having played their his entire NHL career. It’s clear the Canadiens chances against the Boston Bruins would have been more favorable had Markov been on the ice. Now he has three more tries to capture the Stanley Cup for the last Canadian franchise to have won it. Markov has notched 366 points (81 goals, 285 assists) in 623 NHL regular-season games. He also has 18 points (three goals, 15 assists) in 49 career playoff games.

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