Tornado Watch expires at 8:00 PM on 5/24, issued at 1:49 PM Pearl River

Canadiens' Markov gets three-year extension

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 6/23/2014 1:10 pm

Montreal, QC ( - The Montreal Canadiens and defenseman Andrei Markov have agreed to terms on a three-year contract extension.

In 81 games with the Canadiens last season, Markov had seven goals and 36 assists. The veteran defenseman added one goal and nine assists in 17 playoffs contests.

"We are very happy to have secured a long term agreement with Andrei," said Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin. "He is an important part of our group of core players. He is healthy, shows a very good work ethic and has great leadership skills. He plays big minutes against the top opponents, and game- changing defensemen of his caliber are hard to find."

Originally selected by the Canadiens in the sixth round of the 1998 NHL Draft, Markov has 98 goals and 344 assists in 765 career contests with Montreal. He also has four goals and 25 assists in 71 playoff games.

83° Partly Cloudy Feels Like: 91° F
High: 87° F
Low: 77° F
Wind: SE 22 mph

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's FCC public inspection file should contact: WXXV TV Attn: Bobby Edwards 14351 Highway 49 Gulfport, MS 39503 Phone: 228-831-5200 Email: or Donna Ingram Phone: 228-831-5201 Email: To view our public file, visit the 'About WXXV' link at the top of this page. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 or

Copyright © 2015 WXXV-TV and Morris Networks of MS All Rights Reserved