May 14, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Montreal Canadiens right wing Dale Weise (22) celebrates his goal with teammate right wing Brandon Prust (8) as Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski (43) looks on during the first period in game seven of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Canadiens Sign Weise To Two-Year/$2M Extension

Dale Weise has come to terms with the Montreal Canadiens on a two-year $2M contract extension.

The 25 year-old forward suited up for 17 games in the regular season with Montreal after he was traded in a deal that sent former d-man Raphael Diaz to the Canucks. Weise had 7 points and registered 40 hits in 16 playoff games this spring. He was set to become an RFA on July 1st.

“The acquistition of Dale Weise contributed to the success of our team this season. A young veteran with a lot of character, Dale is an intense player with a strong work ethic. We’re very pleased to have him as part of our team moving forward.” – Marc Bergevin

The signing comes after much anticipation over the past couple of days. Weise was happily received by Canadiens fans upon his arrival in Montreal. His grit and toughness adds an edge to Michel Therrien’s lineup that has been sought out over the past couple of years. He averaged over 10 minutes per game in the postseason under his head coach. His biggest moment was when he scored the game-winning goal in overtime of game 1 of the series against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He also scored the game winner in game 3 of the second round series against the Boston Bruins.

Weise being here for the next two years will bring consistency to the fourth line – something the Canadiens lacked last season. He has demonstrated his versatility and we have seen flashes of offensive skill from the 4th year NHLer. He his a gritty, hard-hitting forward who brings a lot of character to the team. Weise has been nothing but good news in Montreal from day one. Well done Marc Bergevin.

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