Defenceman Frederic St. Denis and the Hamilton Bulldogs have agreed to a one-year American Hockey League contract, with a club option for a second year. As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
St. Denis, a 22-year-old native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, posted 18 points (4-14-18) and four penalty minutes in 28 games with the Univeristy of Quebec Trois Rivieres in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. He led all Trois Rivieres defencemen in points and assists.
Prior to last year, the 5-foot-11, 190-pound blueliner spent five seasons with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
St. Denis accumulated 146 points (44-102-146) in 285 games with his most productive season coming in 2005-2006 when he recorded 67 points (17-50-67) in 69 games, leading all Voltigeurs defencemen in points.
He played alongside Montreal Canadiens forward Guillaume Latendresse from 2003-2006 in Drummondville.