The Montreal Impact have re-signed Samuel Piette to a new contract on Wednesday.
Initially, Piette was set to remain at the Impact for the 2020 season since the club exercised the option on his former contract. The midfielder then agreed to a three-year extension, including an option for the 2023 season.
“We are very happy, as he is, to have found an agreement that shows mutual respect, as there was interest from both sides to reach this conclusion,” Impact sporting director Olivier Renard said in a statement. “We wanted Samuel to stay with the club and I want to thank him [for having] trust in our project. He will be able to continue his contribution on and off the field.”
The native of Repentigny, Quebec, on Montreal’s north shore, played 6,180 minutes for the Impact over the past three seasons. He played a total of 70 MLS regular season games, all of them starts.
— Samuel Piette (@samuelpiette) December 18, 2019
Piette ended a streak of 51 consecutive games played on May 18, breaking Patrice Bernier’s club record from 2013. In 2018, the 25 year-old became the first outfield player in Impact history to start in all MLS regular season games.
The defensive midfielder left for France as a youth player to join FC Metz in 2009. He continued his path in Europe playing for Fortuna Dusseldorf in Germany as well as Deptortivo La Coruna, Racing Ferrol and CD Iazzara in Spain.
For the Canadian national team, Piette featured in 46 games, including 32 starts and four assists. He also took part in the last four Canadian campaigns in the Concacaf Gold Cup.