The Canadiens acquired Newhook on June 27, one day before the 2023 NHL Draft, for a first-round pick, an early second-round pick and defenceman Gianni Fairbrother.
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Newhook, 22, has registered 27 goals and 66 points in 159 career games after being selected with the 16th overall pick of the 2019 draft. He's coming off a 2022-23 season in which he scored 14 goals and 16 assists in 82 games for the Avalanche.
The St. John's, NL., native was a restricted free agent coming off his entry-level deal.
With Newhook's deal kicking in, Montreal is now operating above the NHL's $83.5-million salary cap, but can be cap-compliant once they place Carey Price's $10.5 million salary on long-term injured reserve, as the 35-year-old is unlikely to ever play another NHL game.