Canadiens sign D Gorges to six-year contract extension Staff

1/2/2012 1:42:12 AM

The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenceman Josh Gorges to a six-year contract extension.

The 27-year-old defender will earn an average salary of $3.9 million per year over the six years of the deal.

Gorges, who is one of the Canadiens assistant captains, has a goal and nine assists in 39 games this season while leading the team with a +6 plus/minus differential.