Canadiens sign defenseman Victor Mete for one-year contract extension


MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today that the team has agreed to the terms of a one-year contract extension with the defenseman Victor Mete. The deal has an average annual value of $ 735,000 to Canadians.

Mete, 22, had 11 points in 51 games for the Canadiens last season (four goals, 11 assists). The 5’09 ”, 183 lbs left-handed defenseman also served 20 penalty minutes and posted a +5 rating. He qualified for all 10 playoff games played by Montreal in downtown Toronto, amassing two assists.In three seasons in the NHL, all played in Canadiens uniform, Mete has four goals, 27 assists and a +27 rating in 171 regular season games. Prior to joining the pro ranks, the Woodbridge, Ont. Native completed a three-season junior internship with the London Knights, a team with which Mete has enjoyed both individual and collective success. In 176 games with the Knights, he recorded 105 points (30 goals, 75 assists), averaging 0.6 points per game, in addition to posting an impressive +108 rating. Mete has also performed well in the playoffs in the junior ranks, including helping London hoist the J. Ross Robertson Cup at the end of the 2015-16 season, awarded to the OHL champion. In 42 career OHL playoff games, Mete has six goals and 20 assists for 26 points. At the 2016 Memorial Cup tournament, he scored a goal and posted a +5 differential in four games, en route to winning the prestigious trophy.

Mete was a fourth-round pick, 100th overall by the Canadiens in the 2016 NHL Draft. Internationally, Mete also won gold at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in 2017-18. He finished the tournament with three assists and a +11 score in six games.


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