May 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban (76) handles the puck during the second period against the New York Rangers in game six of the Eastern Conference Final of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens, P.K. Subban agree to 8-year contract extension

The Montreal Canadiens and P.K. Subban haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye on contract negotiations over the past few years but all of the bad feelings felt during talks have evaporated thanks to a new deal that the two sides have agreed upon.

After not being able to come to terms on their own, the Habs and Subban were set to head to salary arbitration but that will no longer be needed it seems. According to the Canadiens official site, P.K. Subban has agreed to an 8-year contract extension that will keep him in Montreal through the 2022 season.

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced Saturday that the team has agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension with defenseman P.K. Subban (2014-15 to 2021-22).

“We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps consolidate the future of our team. A key element of our group of young veterans, P.K. plays with a high level of intensity every time he steps onto the ice. Despite his young age, he carries a great deal of experience and brings contagious energy to the team. Defensemen of his level are a rare commodity in the NHL” said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin.

This resolution comes after the two sides were locked in salary arbitration over how much Subban really deserves to be paid. He’s one of the best defensemen in the NHL, which means that he’s more than worth the price of $8.5 million — which is what he wanted — but the Habs were reluctant to give him that deal.

 

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