Habs signs Ryder for 1 season.
The Montreal Canadiens and Michael Ryder has agreed on a 1-year contract valued at $2.95 Millions. Ryder is becoming an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2007-2008 season.
Ryder is the only Montreal player who has scored at least 30 goals in each of the last 2 seasons.
Montreal, very surprizingly, has also offered a 1-year/$700 000 contract to defensemen Patrice Brisebois. Brisebois has played 14 seasons in Montreal and won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Habs before being traded to the Colorado avalanche 2 seasons ago.