The Canadiens have signed last seasons goal scoring leader Michael Ryder to a one year deal worth $2.2 Million.
$2.2 is roughly what was to be expected after earning $1 Million last season and leading the Canadiens in many offensive categories.
Ryder is sometimes criticized for being a 1 dimensional player but the truth is Ryder is a crucial component in the Habs offence.
The 6’0″, 198-pound right-winger led the team in goals (30), power play goals (18), game-winning goals (6) and shots on goal (243).
The Canadiens supply of goal scoring talent is not exactly among the best in the league. One dimensional or not, Ryder does his job and for $1M he did it very well. The pressure will be on now to be at least as good if not better than last year.