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Newz Forum: HOCKEY: Zednik gets three-year deal with Canadiens

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posted on Aug, 4 2004 @ 02:58 PM
Montreal, QC (Sports Network) - Right wing Richard Zednik avoided arbitration on Wednesday by signing a three-year contract extension with the Montreal Canadiens. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The 28-year-old Zednik, a native of Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, was acquired from the Washington Capitals in a trade on March 13, 2001.

Last year, he tied a career high with 50 points on 26 goals and 24 assists in 81 games. The 26 goals were a team-high for the second consecutive season. Zednik added six points in 11 playoff games, including the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

"We are very pleased that Richard Zednik has agreed to a long-term deal with the organization," said general manager Bob Gainey. "He is a very important component of our offense who showed a lot of poise and consistency over the past few seasons."

In 512 career NHL contests, Zednik has totaled 145 goals and 124 assists for 269 points.


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