07/05/2012 2:10 PM
MONTREAL, QC – Montreal Canadiens Executive Vice President and General Manager Marc Bergevin announced the signing of defenceman Frederic St-Denis to one-year, two-way contract.
In 2011-2012, St-Denis, 26, played 58 games with Hamilton, recording 28 points (three goals, 25 assists), 114 shots on goal and 18 penalty minutes. St-Denis was selected to represent the Bulldogs at the 2012 American Hockey League All-Star Classic in Atlantic City, New Jersey. After making his National Hockey League debut with Montreal on November 16, 2011 vs. the Carolina Hurricanes, the 5'11", 182-pound defenceman played in 17 games with the Canadiens, notching three points (one goal, two assists), 11 shots on goal, 10 penalty minutes and a +3 rating.
St-Denis has played 200 games over four seasons with Hamilton, totaling 70 points (12 goals, 58 assists), 96 penalty minutes and a +29 rating.
The native of Greenfield Park, Quebec is fifth all-time on the Bulldogs in assists by a defenceman with 58, sixth all-time by a defenceman in points with 70 and eighth all-time by a defenceman in games played with 200. St-Denis was signed by the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent on July 1, 2010.
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