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Free agent Jeff Halpern signs with Montreal

September 7, 2010 |  1:45 pm

Jeff_300 Veteran NHL center Jeff Halpern, who was acquired by the Kings in a trade with Tampa Bay last season, has signed a one-year deal with the Montreal Canadiens. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Halpern, 34, did not score a goal in 16 games with the Kings after joining the team in March. He finished the season with nine goals and 12 assists.

The Princeton graduate and Maryland native has posted 131 goals in 720 games with four NHL teams during his career.

-- Austin Knoblauch

Photo: Jeff Halpern. Credit: Frederick Breedon / Associated Press