Veteran forward Corey Perry signs one-year contract with Montreal Canadiens

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MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran winger Corey Perry to a one-year, US$750,000 contract.

Perry had five goals and 16 assists in 57 games with Dallas last season before adding five goals and four assists in 27 post-season games as the Stars advanced to the Stanley Cup final.

The 35-year-old Perry has 377 goals and 420 assists in 1,045 career NHL games with Anaheim and Dallas.

The native of Peterborough, Ont., won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007 and won the Hart Trophy as NHL MVP in 2010-11. Perry also was part of gold medal-winning Canadian Olympic teams in 2010 and 2014.

The Ducks picked Perry in the first round (28th overall) of the 2003 NHL draft.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 28, 2020.

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