Josh Gorges gets 6-year extension

Updated: January 1, 2012, 6:47 PM ET
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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens have signed defenseman Josh Gorges to a six-year contract extension.

A source tells ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun the deal has a $3.9 million average salary, making it worth $23.4 million total.

The Canadiens announced the deal with their assistant captain on Sunday.

The 27-year-old Gorges is in his sixth year with Montreal. He leads the team with a plus-6 rating and 101 blocked shots over 39 games. He also has one goal and nine assists.

Information from ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun and The Associated Press was used in this report.