Marc Bergevin is resolutely in the stage where he is fine-tuning the last details of his training. And this last detail has a name: Michael Frolik.
The 32-year-old veteran winger on Wednesday agreed to a one-year, one-part pact worth $ 750,000 with the Canadiens.
Frolik shared 57 games last season with the Calgary Flames and Buffalo Sabers. He scored 14 points, including 6 goals.
The Czech has 159 goals and 225 assists in 850 games in the NHL. He had his best campaign in 2008-09, 21 goals and 24 assists, with the Florida Panthers. The former Rimouski Oceanic more recently had a 44-point campaign in 2016-17 with the Calgary Flames.
With this addition, Bergevin finds a player he knew in the Chicago Blackhawks. The first analysis is simple, and is combined with a strategy often put forward by the GM in recent seasons: acquiring a deep player with interesting potential, but at very low risk. His small salary also allows a certain flexibility in the salary cap and the management of players confined to the flying team (the famous taxi squad who will accompany the main team).