Andrei Markov Agrees to a new Two-Year Deal With the Habs

The Montreal Canadiens have announced the re-signing of Andrei Markov to a two-year contract. General Manager Bob Gainey did not disclose the salary figures of the contract.

Last season Markov had a career year with the Canadiens. In the 2002-2003 season he managed to score 13 goals and 24 assists for a total of 37 points. His most impressive stat was his plus/minus, which was plus 13 on a defensively challenged hockey club.

In his short career Markov has played in 198 games. His career stats are 24 goals and 60 assists for 84 points in those 198 games.

Now all that needs to be done for the Habs is to have Saku Koivu signed and ready for the start of training camp. In all likelihood Saku will be signed by training camp and if worse comes to worse he will be signed by the start of the season. I highly doubt the latter scenario because of Saku’s past willingness to sign contracts before training camp and his refusal this summer to go to arbitration.