The Montreal Canadiens have locked up one of their key young players for next season, as forward Chris Higgins has agreed to a one-year contract with the team.
Higgins, 23, will earn $673,000 in 2006-07.
The Habs just locked up one of their future stars and for quite a reasonable price. Higgins scored 23 goals last season (tied with Kovalev) and demonstrated strong 2 way play all season. Another part of the future core is locked up for at least one more season.