Dale Weise signs two-year deal with Canadiens

Canadiens forward Dale Weise (left) celebrates his overtime winner against the Lightning during the...

Canadiens forward Dale Weise (left) celebrates his overtime winner against the Lightning during the NHL playoffs on April 16, 2014. (Mike Carlson/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN WIEBE, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:17 PM ET

Dale Weise has not only found an NHL home with the team he grew up cheering for, now he has a little job security.

After a strong showing during the Stanley Cup playoffs that saw Weise play a physical game and chip in offensively, the 25-year-old Winnipegger signed a two-year extension with the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

“This is where I want to be,” Weise said during a conference call on Tuesday afternoon. “I wanted to come back and that was very apparent. To get a deal done so early in the summer was big for me. A two-year deal gives some nice security for me and my family and I’m really looking forward to getting back there and back at it.

“It came together pretty quick. Both sides wanted a multi-year deal. The number is perfect for me, it’s perfect for the team. I couldn’t be happier about coming back to Montreal.”

The right-winger has 13 goals and 30 points in 179 NHL games with the Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers, who drafted Weise in the fourth round (111th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.


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