Blueliner St. Denis inks one-year pact

Defenceman Frederic St-Denis and the Montreal Canadiens have come to terms in a one-year, two-way National Hockey League / American Hockey League contract for the 2011-12 season.

Last season, St-Denis registered 23 points (five goals, 18 assists) and 34 penalty minutes along with a +16 rating in 76 games with the Hamilton Bulldogs. The 5-foot-11, 193-pound defenceman has played in 142 regular season games with the ‘Dogs from 2008-2011, recording 42 points (nine goals, 33 assists). The 25-year-old native of Greenfield Park, Quebec was signed to a one-year contract by the Canadiens as a free agent on July 1.