Canadiens lock up Petry with 4-year, $25M extension
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The Montreal Canadiens signed defenseman Jeff Petry to a four-year extension carrying an annual cap hit of $6.25 million, the team announced Friday.

Petry's current contract, which carried a $5.5-million cap hit, was set to expire after next season. His new deal begins in 2021-22 and runs through the 2024-25 campaign.

The extension includes a 15-team no-trade clause and a full no-movement clause, reports TSN's Pierre LeBrun.

The 32-year-old is coming off his three most productive seasons. Petry tallied 11 goals and 40 points in 71 contests this past campaign. He also added two goals - including an overtime winner - and one assist in 10 playoff games.

Petry has blossomed into a stellar two-way defender as well.

Additionally, among NHL defensemen to play at least 500 minutes at five-on-five, Petry finished seventh with an expected goals for percentage of 56.48%, according to Natural Stat Trick.

Montreal now has three blue-liners - including captain Shea Weber and the newly acquired Joel Edmundson - signed through at least the 2023-24 season.

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