Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Friday that the team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract (2019-20 and 2020-21) with forward Jordan Weal (one-way contract - average annual value of $1.4M).
The North Vancouver, BC native played 63 games in 2018-19 with the Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers and Arizona Coyotes, producing 8 goals, 13 assists and matching his career-high with 21 points. Weal, a right handed centerman, also recorded 18 penalty minutes and scored two powerplay goals.
The 5-foot-10, 179-pound forward registered 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists) in 16 games with the Canadiens, including three power play points and one game-winning goal. Weal also won 55.1% of his faceoffs during his stint with the Canadiens and maintained a 15:36 average of ice time per game.
In 169 career regular season games in the NHL with the Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and the Canadiens, Weal has registered 54 points (24 goals, 30 assists). The former member of the Regina Pats, in the WHL, has collected 42 career penalty minutes in the NHL in addition to winning 53.4% of his draws. He skated in one playoff game in 2017-18 with Philadelphia.
Jordan Weal was selected in the third round (70th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings at the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired from the Arizona Coyotes on February 25, 2019, in return for forward Michael Chaput.