Montreal Canadiens' Corey Perry Signs With Rival Team

Montreal Canadiens forward Corey Perry has been signed to the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Habs' Stanley Cup final rival this past June and July.

Perry, an unrestricted free agent, signed a two-year, $2 million deal with the Lightning, the team he's lost against for the Stanley Cup in the last two seasons — one with the Habs at the end of June, and another as part of the Dallas Stars in 2020.

According to NHL.com, Tampa Bay general manager Julien BriseBois said Perry would bring "a wealth of big game experience to the Lightning."

Perry was drafted by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2003 NHL Draft, going on to win the Stanley Cup final with the Ducks in 2007.

Perry joins the Habs' Phillip Danault in leaving the team after a series of changes were made to the Canadiens' roster this week.