October 28, 2021

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Canadians sign defenseman Javier O’Learyt’s two-year contract extension

Canadians sign defenseman Javier O'Learyt's two-year contract extension

Montreal Canadians announced Friday that they have agreed to terms on a two-year, two-way contract extension with General Manager Mark Bergewin Defenseman. Javier Ovalet (Until the end of the 2021-22 season).

The deal pays uel 725,000 in the NHL and 25 425,000 in the AHL for the first year, and 50,000 750,000 and 25 425,000 in the following season, respectively. He has a guaranteed salary of 5 475k in 2021-22.

The 27-year-old Ovallet will play 12 games against Montreal in the NHL in 2019-20. Bayonne, FR native collected two assists in addition to 4 penalty minutes. The defenseman, who captained Laval Rocket (AHL) for the second consecutive season, also played 39 games in the American Hockey League, setting a 9-15-24 record. In the AHL, Ovalet led the team with 11 powerplay assistants and led all the rocket defensemen in goals, points and shots.

During his career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Canadians in the National Hockey League, O’Leary scored 28 points (5 goals, 23 assists) in 172 regular season games. The 6’1 ‘and 193-pound defenseman has skated in 10 playoff games with Montreal this season, recording an assist, working 14 penalty minutes and posting a +2 difference.

Ovalet was ranked 48th by the Red Wings in the second round pick, 2011 NHL Draft.

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