Monday, May 12, 2008

Habs add another one to the fold

Welcome, Ryan

Habs sign prospect Ryan White to a 3-year deal. 

From today's press release, issued by the Hamilton Bulldogs:


MONTREAL, QUEBEC - Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey announced today that the Club has signed forward Ryan White to a three-year contract (2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011). As per club policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

White, 20, ended his four-year junior career with the Western Hockey League’s Calgary Hitmen with 237 points (91 goals, 146 assists) and 411 penalty minutes in 275 regular season games. The 6’0”, 213 pound native of Brandon, Manitoba led his team in scoring in each of the past three seasons. In 59 career post-season games with Calgary, White amassed 41 points (17 goals, 24 assists) and 88 penalty minutes.In 2007-2008, White recorded 72 points (28 goals, 44 assists), 98 penalty minutes, 8 power-play goals and had a plus-24 rating in 68 games and was named the Canadian Hockey League Player of the Week on two occasions.

Selected in the third round (66th overall) by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2006 National Hockey League Entry Draft, White also had two assists in as many games for Team WHL at the 2007 Canada-Russia Challenge.

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