Disappointment in Montreal: Forward Corey Perry signed a two-year deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday, the team that has beaten him in the Stanley Cup final for the past two seasons.
The day before, Mark Bergewin, general manager of Montreal Canadians, said he wanted to give back the 36-year-old veteran, who had submitted a contract offer.
Lightning finally gave the final word and gave Perry a two-year contract with an average salary of $ 1 million per season.
“We are excited to include Corey in bringing his experience to Ligning with him,” General Manager Julian Brycebois commented in a press release. He will be a great addition to the list and we look forward to getting a new role on our team. It contributes to the depth of our organization. ”
Beyond his leadership. Perry has proven to be useful in many other ways for hobs in 2020-2021, especially near the rival net. Known for his hostile attitude on the ice, he has nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 49 regular season games. In the playoffs, he added 10 points in 22 games, including four goals, helping the Canadians reach the Stanley Cup Final. Remember that Montreal lost in five games against Lightning.
Perry suffered the final round defeat in the summer of 2020, bowing in six duels in front of his Dallas Stars Tampa Bay. He then reached an agreement with Blue-Blanc-Rouge on December 28, signing a one-year, 50,000 750,000 contract.