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Montreal Canadiens defenceman Josh Gorges has agreed to a new six-year deal according to a report by TSN. Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

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The Montreal Canadiens have locked up one of their top defencemen, signing Josh Gorges to a six-year contract extension Sunday.

Gorges leads the team with a plus-6 rating and 101 blocked shots over 39 games. He also has 10 points (one goal, nine assists).

The 27-year-old native of Kelowna, B.C., is in his sixth season with the Canadiens. He has 10 goals and 59 assists over that span.

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He was named an assistant captain this season.

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