Montreal Canadiens Sign Brandon Gignac to 2-Year Contract

The Montreal Canadiens took care of some business over All-Star Weekend in Toronto as GM Kent Hughes has re-signed forward Brandon Gignac to a two-year, two-way contract.

The 26-year-old Gignac was originally a third-round pick of the New Jersey Devils back in 2016 and made his way to Montreal's organization via an AHL contract with the Laval Rocket, where he's been shining ever since.

Gignac, a native of Repentigny, Qc, has appeared in 43 games for the Rocket this season, collecting 14 goals and 28 assists for 42 points. He leads his team in goals, assists, and points and showcased enough talent for Hughes to re-up for two years. 

While he hasn't fast tracked to the NHL level as once hoped, Gignac is becoming a solid pro and someone the Canadiens will give some NHL minutes to later on this season as they continue to bottom-feed in the Eastern Conference.

Gignac made his pro debut in 2016-17, and has since registered 154 points in 267 career games split between Laval, along with AHL games in Albany and Binghamton.

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