The Canadiens and Nick Suzuki have agreed to an eight-year extension worth an average of $7.875 million per year, the team announced on Tuesday. The contract keeps the 22-year-old forward, who was entering the final year of his deal, in Montreal through the 2029-30 season.

Suzuki is entering his third NHL season. He posted 15 goals and 41 points in 56 games in the regular-season in 2020-21 and led the team in goals (seven) and points (16) in the postseason as it advanced to the Stanley Cup Final. As a rookie, Suzuki played in all 71 games, scoring 13 goals and recording 41 points.

The Golden Knights drafted Suzuki 13th in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Canadiens acquired him in a trade for Max Pacioretty in 2018.

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