One-time Nashville Predator and one of the best players in the KHL is returning to the NHL after a four-year absence. Alexander Radulov has agreed to a one-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens for $5.75 million. The 29-year-old winger has spent the last four seasons with CSKA Moscow where he has scored 78 goals along with 238 points in 131 games. Prior to going back home, Radulov played in 154 gameswith the Preds scoring 102 points. This marks his third return to the NHL, having dishonored his contract to play in Russia, returning to Nashville for 9 games and a short playoff run, before signing with CSKA.
Just like signing Alexader Semin, the Canadiens take a low risk with a similar one-year deal for a player who still preforms highly albiet in a different type of league. Radulov has 40 points in 50 games on a senior level with the Russian national team and could be a stand in for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey.