Canadiens sign forward Nick Cousins to one-year deal worth $1 million

The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Nick Cousins to a US$1 million one-year, one-way contract.

MONTREAL — The Montreal Canadiens have signed forward Nick Cousins to a US$1 million one-year, one-way contract.

The five-foot-11, 185-pound forward recorded a career-high 27 points (seven goals, 20 assists) with Arizona last season.

Cousins has registered 73 points (31 goals, 42 assists) and 35 penalty minutes in 259 career regular-season NHL games with Philadelphia and Arizona. He has also played six career playoff games.

The Belleville, Ont., native was selected in the third round by the Flyers (68th overall) in the 2011 NHL draft.

The Canadian Press