Canadiens sign former QMJHL alumni Frédéric St-Denis

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Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced today the signing of former Drummondville Voltigeurs defenseman Frédéric St-Denis to a one-year contract. St-Denis, 26, completed his fourth season in professional hockey in 2011-12.

The defenseman notched three points (1 goal, 2 assists) in 17 games with the Canadiens, including his first NHL game on November 16 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 5’11’’, 182 lbs defenseman finished tied for first among Bulldogs’ defensemen with 28 points (3 goals, 25 assists) in 58 games with Hamilton during the 2011-12 regular season.

St-Denis led the Bulldogs’ defensemen in assists (25). He also collected 114 shots on goal and served 18 penalty minutes.

The defenseman spent five years with the Voltigeurs, registering 44 goals ans 111 assists.