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New Canaan's Pacioretty Inks $27M Deal With Canadiens

NEW CANAAN, Conn. – Max Pacioretty is being rewarded for his best season yet in the National Hockey League. The New Canaan native signed a six-year, $27 million extension with the Montreal Canadiens that runs through the 2018-19 season, according to Yahoo Sports.

"Happy to be a part of this organization long-term," Pacioretty wrote on his Twitter account.

Pacioretty posted the best numbers of his career this past season: 33 goals and 32 assists.

He returned from a near career-ending injury suffered in 2011 at the hands of Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara. Pacioretty recovered and was this year's recipient of the Masterton Trophy, awarded to the NHL player who "best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey."

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