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Habs, Subban agree to 8-year deal

Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - The Montreal Canadiens and restricted free agent defenseman P.K. Subban ended their stalemate on Saturday, as the two parties agreed to terms on a new eight-year contract.

"We are very pleased to have reached a long term agreement with P.K. Subban. This agreement helps consolidate the future of our team," said Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin. "A key element of our group of young veterans, P.K. plays with a high level of intensity every time he steps onto the ice. Despite his young age, he carries a great deal of experience and brings contagious energy to the team. Defensemen of his level are a rare commodity in the NHL."

More to follow.

08/02 14:39:00 ET