Canadiens sign Jeff Halpern

MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have signed veteran center Jeff Halpern to a one-year contract for $600,000.

The 34-year-old Halpern joined his fifth NHL team on Tuesday.

Halpern split last season between the Tampa Bay Lightning and Los Angeles Kings. He had nine goals and 10 assists.

In 720 career games with the Washington Capitals, Dallas Stars, Lightning and Kings, he has 131 goals.