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Habs sign Pacioretty to three-year deal

From the Montreal Gazette:

Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today the signing of forward Max Pacioretty to a three-year contract (2008-09 to 2010-11). As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Max Pacioretty is a young player with a lot of skills who has the potential to play in the NHL. We are very happy to have him under contract for years to come. We feel he is ready to make the jump to professional hockey, and we will make sure to provide him with all the resources which will benefit his long-term development as a player,’’ said Bob Gainey.

Read more from Habs Inside/Out here.

Pacioretty sure impressed the Habs brass at the team’s recent summer camp. If he really impresses at training camp, it wouldn’t be a shock if he started the season off with the big club.