Habs centre Jake Evans given two-year contract extention
Montreal Canadiens centre Jake Evans (71) plows through Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Philippe Myers (5) while chasing the puck in front of Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during second period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup first round playoff action in Toronto on Friday, August 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
MONTREAL -- Forward Jake Evans has accepted a two-season contract extension for the Montreal Canadiens, general manager Marc Bergevin said in a statement on Wednesday.
The deal, two-way for the first season, will net Evans US $700,000 in the NHL and $225,000 in the AHL.
He will receive $800,000 for the second year, regardless of the league he plays.
The 24-year-old Evans had two goals and one assist in 13 games with the bleu-blanc-rouge in his first NHL season in 2019-20.
The six-foot, 185-pound centre has also made six playoff appearances in bubble city Toronto, amassing one assist.
Evans played for two seasons with the Laval Rocket, in the AHL.
In 118 games under coach Joel Bouchard, he collected 27 goals and 56 assists, in addition to having served 52 penalty minutes.
He finished second on the team in points (45) in his first year at Laval, and led the Rocket in the second season before the league was shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Toronto-native, Evans was a seventh-round pick, 207th overall, for the Canadiens in the 2014 NHL Draft.
-- this report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 23, 2020.