Striker Corey Berry is said to have signed a two-year contract Thursday with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the team they have beaten in the Stanley Cup Final in the past two seasons.
This is reported by the NHL Network through hockey expert, former goalkeeper Kevin Wakes. The remaining deal will be worth a total of $2 million ($1 million per season), according to journalist Frank Seravalli.
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The day before, Montreal Canadiens general manager Mark Bergiveen said he wanted the 36-year-old veteran back who made him a contract offer.
Berry will prove useful to the Hab in 2020-2021, particularly near the opposite grid. Best known for his obnoxious attitude on the ice, he scored nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points in 49 regular season games.
In the playoffs, he added 10 points, including four goals, in 22 games, to lead the Canadians to their final appearance.
Montreal lost it in five games. Perry also endured the pain of losing the final round in the summer of 2020, when his Dallas Stars bowed out in six duels to Tampa Bay.
He then reached an agreement with Bleu-Blanc-Rouge on December 28, signing a one-year deal worth $750,000.