Reportedly, Bournival will be paid $600,000 at the NHL level, just $25,000 above the league minimum for 2015-’16. He will receive $125,000 in the AHL. It should be noted that Bournival will no longer be waiver exempt if sent to the IceCaps.
Canadiens agree to terms on a one-year contract with Michael Bournival
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MONTREAL – Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Tuesday that forward Michael Bournival has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract (2015-16).
Bournival, 23, played 29 games with the Canadiens in 2014-15, recording five points (3 goals, 2 assists). He posted a differential of +3 and served 4 penalty minutes. He registered one game-winning goal, 27 shots on goal and totaled 26 hits. The 5’11’’ and 196 lbs forward also took part in 12 games with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs, recording nine points (3 goals, 6 assists) and a differential of +4.
Colorado Avalanche’s third-round selection (71st overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the Shawinigan, Québec native was acquired by the Canadiens on November 11, 2010, in return for defenseman Ryan O’Byrne.
Bournival has played 89 career regular season games in the NHL, all with the Canadiens, tallying 19 points (10 goals, 9 assists), in addition to his 22 penalty minutes and 105 shots on goal. He also played in 14 career playoff games.